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DENVER - NOVEMBER 14: Offensive lineman Chris Kuper of the Denver Broncos blocks against Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Broncos defeated the Chiefs 49-29. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
A probate commissioner has ordered the appointment of a lawyer to represent the interests of the daughter of a Kansas City Chiefs football player who killed the girl's mother before taking his own life. At a hearing Friday, Jackson County commissioner Daniel Wheeler also changed the status of a petition by Zoey Belcher's grandmother to gain custody of the girl to contested. The 4-month-old's maternal grandparents in Texas have filed a petition in that state also seeking custody of the girl, who is staying with relatives in Texas. Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, on Dec. 1 in their home, then fatally shot himself. Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd of West Babylon, N.Y., is seeking custody of the girl and to be named administrator of her son's estate.
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