Sophie Perkins gets Zoey Belcher custody

Sophie Perkins was named the guardian of Zoey Belcher on Thursday.

The custody hearing for guardianship was between Kasandra Perkins' cousin, Sophie, and Jovan Belcher's mother, Cheryl Shepherd.

A Jackson County judge initially asked the families to decide but said the court would rule if the family could not come to a decision.

Thursday, the court ruled in Sophie Perkins' favor.

In December, both of Zoey's parents died when former Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher killed Kasandra Perkins before turning the gun on himself.

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