Yamiesse Lawrence (left) and Quaresha Boston (center), a cousin and niece, respectively, of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, read a statement to the media on Dec. 3, 2012, in West Babylon, N.Y. Kansas City, Mo., police said Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide on Dec. 1. In the rear are Belcher's sisters Charmaine Shepherd (second from right) and Jeanine Shepherd. (Associated Press)

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Yamiesse Lawrence (left) and Quaresha Boston (center), a cousin and niece, respectively, of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher, read a statement to the media on Dec. 3, 2012, in West Babylon, N.Y. Kansas City, Mo., police said Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then committed suicide on Dec. 1. In the rear are Belcher's sisters Charmaine Shepherd (second from right) and Jeanine Shepherd. (Associated Press)