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Mourners gather at Belcher's funeral

Image: Jovan Belcher (© Seth Wenig/Associated Press)
Mourners embrace after leaving the church where Jovan Belcher's funeral was held.
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DIX HILLS, N.Y. (AP)

Several hundred mourners have gathered for the funeral of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher near his hometown on Long Island.

The 25-year-old Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself Dec. 1. He was remembered Wednesday for the accomplishments in his life.

A photo slide show playing on a large screen at the front of the auditorium included the words ''In loving memory of'' Belcher and Kasandra Perkins, the mother of his 3-month-old daughter.

After a series of pictures of Perkins and baby Zoey came the message, ''Keep this little girl in your prayers.''

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