“[Jovan’s family statement to TMZ]: As a family, no words can express the sorrow we feel over the loss of Jovan and Kasandra. The impact that this inconceivable tragedy has had on our heart is immeasurable; we are overwhelmed with both sadness and confusion. Jovan was our son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew, grandson, and friend and we will miss him and Kasandra dearly. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Perkins family as they mourn. We loved Jovan. His kindness, humility, respect and gratitude for family and friends were steadfast. The man we know and loved for 25 years embraced life and excelled at all he put his energy behind. Jovan was overjoyed when Kasandra gave birth to their daughter, Zoey. He was happy to be a new father both he and Kasandra loved Zoey greatly. The immense outpouring of sympathy and support from Jovan’s friends, teammates, coaches and fans have been a reflection of the impact he had on so many people. Like them, we will cherish the wonderful memories we have of Jovan and we pray that those memories will bring us peace as we grapple to understand the unpredictable and tragic ending of his life and the life of Kasandra Perkins. As we attempt to grieve in the aftermath of this tremendous loss we ask that you please respect our privacy in doing so. Only GOD can mend our hearts. Our thoughts are with Jovan and Kasandra’s family and friends at this difficult time.”
Kasandra Perkins (born Kasandra Michelle Perkins in Dallas, Texas on October 14, 1990) was the girlfriend of professional football player Jovan Belcher. She has a daughter with the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker named Zoey Michelle Belcher, who was born on September 11, 2012. Belcher shot Perkins multiple times to death before killing himself on December 1, 2012. The night before her death, Kasandra went to a Trey Songz concert with some girlfriends.
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Kasandra was murdered by boyfriend and football player Jovan Belcher on December 1, 2012.
Kasandra had an on-again, off-again relationship with Jovan Belcher. They had a daughter together, Zoey Michelle Belcher, on September 11, 2012.