KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The family of Kassandra Perkins, who was shot and killed by Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovon Belcher in a murder-suicide on Saturday morning, issued a statement about the tragic incident on Monday.
In their statement, Perkins’ family asks people keep both them and the Belcher family in their thoughts and prayers.
“On behalf of the Perkins Family, we appreciate the outpouring of love and concern for our Kassandra ‘Kasi’ Perkins. Our hearts are truly broken for Kasi was a beloved daughter, granddaughter, sister, mother, cousin and friend. At this time we request the media respect our privacy during this difficult time as we grieve for our loved one. Please keep us in your hearts and prayers as well as the Belcher family for two lives were loss. Again we thank you for your support, our wish is for Kasi to be remembered for the love she shared with us all. Kasi will be truly missed!”
Also on Monday, Jamaal Charles and his wife, Whitney – who was Kassandra Perkins’ cousin – released the following statement on the deaths of Perkins and Belcher:
“Our family has suffered a personal tragic loss. Kassandra Perkins was in-fact first cousin to my wife, Whitney. As this is a very tough time for our family, I ask that we are respected as we grieve. Kassandra was not only family, but a friend and a loving mother. As my actual family and my Kansas City Chiefs family have been altered forever, we ask that you keep us and most importantly their child in prayer.”
I pray for peace, and strength for both families.
I will write more about the crime, football, guns and domestic violence in another post.
For now click on Chiefs QB Brady Quinn’s photo for a wonderful message for all of us.