The Daily News is reporting that the mother of Jovan Belcher, the Kansas City Chiefs linebacker who killed his girlfriend before turning the gun on himself, is close to gaining custody of the couple's 4-month-old daughter, Zoey, and his estate.

Zoey is believed to be residing in Texas with the family of her slain mother, Kasandra Perkins.

Belcher died without a will, so his mother, Cheryl Shepard of West Babylon, has asked a Missouri court for custody of baby Zoey, and to be named administrator of Belcher's estate.

She got closer to the second goal at a Friday hearing, when a Jackson County commissioner granted her petition to become administrator, pending her obtaining a $1 million surety bond to make sure the estate is protected.


Read more at the Daily News.

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