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Services To Be Held In Dix Hills For Former Chiefs Linebacker Jovan Belcher

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Makeshift memorial in front of Jovan Belcher's West Babylon home (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

Makeshift memorial in front of Jovan Belcher’s West Babylon home (credit: Mona Rivera, 1010 WINS)

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DIX HILLS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) — A New York church is holding services for Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher.

The services will be held on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Upper Room Christian World Center in Dix Hills.

Police said that the West Babylon, N.Y., native fatally shot himself on December 1. The suicide came after he killed his girlfriend, 22-year-old Kasandra Perkins, the mother of their 3-month-old daughter, Zoey. General manager Scott Pioli and head coach Romeo Crennel attempted to stop Belcher from killing himself, but he proceeded to do so in front of them.

Belcher’s mother, Cheryl Shepherd, declined to speak with a reporter when contacted by telephone on Tuesday.

Police and a woman answering the phone at the church confirmed the plans but had no further details.

Chiefs players and coaches attended a service for Belcher last week in Kansas City.

Two funerals were held for Perkins in Texas.

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