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Remembering Jovan Belcher, Kasandra Perkins

Defensive end Jovan Belcher, #52 of West Babylon

Defensive end Jovan Belcher, #52 of West Babylon High School, at Long Island All-Star High School Football team practice at the NY Jets practice field at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (June 28, 2005) Photo Credit: Newsday / Jim Peppler

Jevon Belcher, 25, fatally shot Kasandra Perkins, 22, on Dec. 1 at the Independence, Mo., home they shared with their 3-month-old daughter, Zoey, according to police. Belcher, a player for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, played football at West Babylon High.

A man carries a program with a photo
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A man carries a program with a photo of Jovan Belcher that was given out at Belcher's funeral in Dix Hills. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Mourners hug after leaving the church where Jovan
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Mourners hug after leaving the church where Jovan Belcher's funeral was held in Dix Hills. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Mourners embrace after leaving the church where Jovan
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Mourners embrace after leaving the church where Jovan Belcher's funeral was held in Dix Hills. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World
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Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills to pay their respects at the funeral for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World
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Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills to pay their respects at the funeral for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World
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Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills to pay their respects at the funeral for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World
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Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills to pay their respects at the funeral for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World
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Mourners gather at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills to pay their respects at the funeral for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. (Dec. 12, 2012)

The Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix
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The Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills is holding services for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. (Dec. 12, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, left,
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Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, left, and others leave the funeral service for Kasandra Perkins at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Perkins was shot and killed Dec. 1 by her boyfriend Jovan Belcher, a Chiefs football player, Belcher later killed himself. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs player Jamaal Charles, top right,
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Kansas City Chiefs player Jamaal Charles, top right, and team general manager Scott Piolo, top left, leave the funeral service for Kasandra Perkins at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Perkins was shot and killed last Saturday by her boyfriend Jovan Belcher, a Chiefs football player. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Pallbearers carry the casket of Kasandra Perkins following
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Pallbearers carry the casket of Kasandra Perkins following her funeral service at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church on in Austin, Texas. Perkins was shot and killed last Saturday by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, before he proceeded to kill himself. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs player Jamaal Charles, right, and
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Kansas City Chiefs player Jamaal Charles, right, and team general manager Scott Piolo, left, leave the funeral service for Kasandra Perkins at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Perkins was shot and killed last Saturday by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, before he proceeded to kill himself. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, right,
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Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, right, and others leave the funeral service for Kasandra Perkins at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Perkins was shot and killed last Saturday by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, before he proceeded to kill himself. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs player Jamaal Charles, center, and
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Kansas City Chiefs player Jamaal Charles, center, and wife Whitney, left, leave the funeral service for Kasandra Perkins at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Perkins was shot and killed last Saturday by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, before he proceeded to kill himself. Whitney Charles is Perkins' first cousin. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

Kansas City Chiefs player Jamaal Charles, far right,
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Kansas City Chiefs player Jamaal Charles, far right, and wife, Whitney, far left, arrive with others at the funeral service for Kasandra Perkins at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, in Austin, Texas. Perkins was shot and killed last Saturday by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, before he proceeded to kill himself. Whitney Charles is Perkins' first cousin. (AP Photo/Jack Plunkett)

Mourners attend the wake for Kansas City Chiefs
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Mourners attend the wake for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012, at Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills, N.Y. Police say the West Babylon, N.Y., native fatally shot himself Dec. 1, after he killed his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, the mother of their 3-month-old daughter Zoey. (AP Photo/John Dunn)

The hearse carrying the casket of Kassandra Perkins
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The hearse carrying the casket of Kassandra Perkins leaves following her funeral service at the St. James Missionary Baptist Church in Austin, Texas. Perkins was shot and killed last Saturday by her boyfriend, Kansas City Chiefs football player Jovan Belcher, before he proceeded to kill himself.

A funeral service pamphlet shows Kassandra Perkins holding
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A funeral service pamphlet shows Kassandra Perkins holding her daughter Zoey on the front cover. Perkins was shot and killed by her boyfriend Jovan Belcher, a Kansas City Chiefs football player. (Dec. 6, 2012)

Kasandra Michelle Perkins and Javon Belcher undated photo.
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Kasandra Michelle Perkins and Javon Belcher undated photo.

Kasandra Perkins and Jovan Belcher. Photo from Kasandra's
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Kasandra Perkins and Jovan Belcher. Photo from Kasandra's Facebook page, confirmed by cousin in KC by reporter Kevin Deutsch.

Kasandra Perkins and Javon Belcher, undated photo from
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Kasandra Perkins and Javon Belcher, undated photo from Facbook page.

Family members of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan
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Family members of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who shot himself and his girlfriend to death on Saturday, comfort one another outside Belcher's West Babylon family home. (Dec. 3, 2012)

Quaresha Boston, 19, front right, niece of Kansas
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Quaresha Boston, 19, front right, niece of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, and Yamiesse Lawrence, Belcher's cousin, read a statement to the media in front of Belcher's West Babylon home. (Dec. 3, 2012)

Quaresha Boston, left, niece of Kansas City Chiefs
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Quaresha Boston, left, niece of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, is comforted outside Belcher's West Babylon home after she read a statement to the media during a news conference. (Dec. 3, 2012)

Charmaine Miles, sister of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker
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Charmaine Miles, sister of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, puts up a private property sign and caution tape in front of the family home in West Babylon. (Dec. 3, 2012)

Charmaine Miles, sister of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker
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Charmaine Miles, sister of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who fatally shot his girlfriend and committed suicide on Saturday, holds a Kansas City Chiefs flag in her hand in front of Belcher's West Babylon family home. (Dec. 3, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, left,
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Kansas City Chiefs general manager Scott Pioli, left, and coach Romeo Crennel stand together before an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers in Kansas City, Mo., one day after Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed his girlfriend and then fatally shot himself in front of team officials. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Charmaine Miles, sister of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker
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Charmaine Miles, sister of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, is comforted Sunday afternoon outside the Belcher family's West Babylon home. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Friends and family of Jovan Belcher, who fatally
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Friends and family of Jovan Belcher, who fatally shot his girlfriend and committed suicide on Saturday, join hands during a prayer outside the Belcher family home in West Babylon. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Eric Oakes, 20, cousin of Kansas City Chiefs
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Eric Oakes, 20, cousin of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, who killed himself and his girlfriend Saturday in a murder-suicide, is consoled outside the West Babylon home of Belcher's family. (Dec. 2, 2012)

An undated photo of Kasandra Michelle Perkins, Jovan
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An undated photo of Kasandra Michelle Perkins, Jovan Belcher's late girlfriend, with daughter Zoey Michelle Belcher.

Makeshift memorial for Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher,
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Makeshift memorial for Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher, outside Belcher's West Babylon home. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Quaresha Boston, left, neice of Kansas City linebacker
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Quaresha Boston, left, neice of Kansas City linebacker Jovan Belcher and Alexis Miles, Belcher's cousin, pay respects at the West Babylon family home of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Belcher killed himself at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., after fatally shooting his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Relatives and friends pay respects at the West
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Relatives and friends pay respects at the West Babylon family home of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher. Belcher killed himself at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., after fatally shooting his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. (Dec. 2, 2012)

Charmaine Miles, right, Jovan Belcher's sister, embraces a
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Charmaine Miles, right, Jovan Belcher's sister, embraces a friend after setting up a memorial for Belcher in front of his childhood home in West Babylon. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Charmaine Miles, Jovan Belcher's sister, sets up a
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Charmaine Miles, Jovan Belcher's sister, sets up a memorial for Belcher in front of his childhood home in West Babylon. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Charmaine Miles, left, Jovan Belcher's sister, embraces friends
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Charmaine Miles, left, Jovan Belcher's sister, embraces friends and family after setting up a memorial for Belcher in front of his childhood home in West Babylon. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Charmaine Miles, left, Jovan Belcher's sister, hugs a
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Charmaine Miles, left, Jovan Belcher's sister, hugs a friend while setting up a memorial for Belcher in front of his childhood home in West Babylon. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Charmaine Miles, left, Jovan Belcher's sister, is consoled
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Charmaine Miles, left, Jovan Belcher's sister, is consoled by a friend while setting up a memorial for Belcher in front of his childhood home in West Babylon. (Dec. 1, 2012)

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field during his final game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 25, 2012)

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas City Chiefs watches from the sideline during his final game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 25, 2012)

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs watches from the sideline during his final game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 25, 2012)

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas City Chiefs is seen in action during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2012)

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas City Chiefs walks off the field during his final game against the Denver Broncos at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 25, 2012)

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas City Chiefs battles guard Clint Boling (65) of the Cincinnati Bengals during the game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2012)

Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs is
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Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs is during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals. (Nov. 18, 2012)

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas City Chiefs tackles running back Darren McFadden (20) of the Oakland Raiders during the game at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Oct. 28, 2012)

Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas
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Inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) of the Kansas City Chiefs is seen in action during the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Nov. 18, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher (59) stands on
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Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher (59) stands on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills in upstate Orchard Park. (Sept. 16, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) walks
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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) walks off the field during the third quarter of an NFL football game against the St. Louis Rams in St. Louis. (Dec. 19, 2010)

Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher sits on the
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Kansas City Chiefs' Jovan Belcher sits on the sidelines during the third quarter of the NFL football game against the New York Jets in East Rutherford, N.J. (Dec. 11, 2011)

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, center, reacts
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Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, center, reacts with teammates after sacking Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco during the second quarter of an NFL AFC wild card football playoff game in Kansas City, Mo. (Jan. 9, 2011)

Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59)
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Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Jovan Belcher (59) gestures at the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game against the San Diego Chargers in Kansas City, Mo. (Sept. 30, 2012)

Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Jovan Belcher smiles
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Kansas City Chiefs inside linebacker Jovan Belcher smiles before an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens in Kansas City, Mo. (Oct. 7, 2012)

Jovan Belcher, #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs,
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Jovan Belcher, #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs, stands on the field during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2009)

Linebacker Jovan Belcher #59 of the Kansas
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Linebacker Jovan Belcher #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs runs in pursuit against the Minnesota Vikings at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis, Minn. The Vikings defeated the Chiefs 17-13. (Aug. 21, 2009)

Jovan Belcher, #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs,
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Jovan Belcher, #59 of the Kansas City Chiefs, stretches before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (Sept. 20, 2009)

JOVAN BELCHERJovan Belcher, an inside linebacker for the
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JOVAN BELCHER
Jovan Belcher, an inside linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs and a graduate of West Babylon High School, committed suicide on Dec. 1. He was 25. Police say Belcher fatally shot his girlfriend, then drove to Arrowhead Stadium and committed suicide in front of his coach and general manager. Obituary for Jovan Belcher

Defensive end Jovan Belcher, #52, of West Babylon
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Defensive end Jovan Belcher, #52, of West Babylon High School, at Long Island All-Star High School Football team practice at the NY Jets practice field at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (June 28, 2005)

Defensive end Jovan Belcher, #52 of West Babylon
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Defensive end Jovan Belcher, #52 of West Babylon High School, at Long Island All-Star High School Football team practice at the NY Jets practice field at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (June 28, 2005)

Alton Lucas, top, and Jovan Belcher wrestle during
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Alton Lucas, top, and Jovan Belcher wrestle during practice at West Babylon High School. (Dec. 3, 2004)

Front: #78 Gary Roker of Baldwin H.S. and
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Front: #78 Gary Roker of Baldwin H.S. and #59 Tim Bolden of North Babylon High School. Back: #52 Jovan Belcher of West Babylon High School, #97 Joe Akabalu of Brentwood High School, and #5 Jason Magee of Bellport High School. The players participate in the Long Island All-Star High School Football team practice at the NY Jets practice field at Hofstra University in Hempstead. (June 28, 2005)

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