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Memorial Service Held In Kansas City For Ex-Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher

Jovan Belcher (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Jovan Belcher (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A person familiar with the arrangements said that a memorial service for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher was planned for Wednesday afternoon.

The team moved up its practice schedule on Wednesday so players could attend a 2 p.m. memorial service for Belcher at the Landmark International Deliverance and Worship Center in Kansas City. The person who spoke to The Associated Press requested anonymity because he or she wasn’t authorized to discuss the event.

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The person said that the memorial service is not open to the public. Other details of the service aren’t known.

Belcher shot Kasandra Perkins at their home on Saturday morning before driving to Arrowhead Stadium, where he committed suicide in the practice facility’s parking lot.

Belcher, who played his college football at the University of Maine, grew up in West Babylon on Long Island.

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