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Charges in slayings of Curry's ex-girlfriend, child

CHICAGO - Authorities have charged an attorney with the slayings of the former girlfriend and infant daughter of New York Knicks center Eddy Curry.

Frederick Goings, 36, a former boyfriend of victim Nova Henry, has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, authorities said. Police have forensic and surveillance evidence against him, they said.

Henry, 24, and Curry, a former Chicago Bull, had two children together - a 3-year-old boy who was in Henry's home at the time of her death and Ava Curry, who was killed along with her mother. In addition to having a "domestic relationship" with Henry, Goings also acted as her attorney, Det. Lt. Denis Walsh said in a news conference yesterday.

Goings had acted as Henry's attorney in a legal dispute with Curry, according to court records.

Goings had stalked Henry in the past, and she had taken out an emergency order of protection against him, but had not made it permanent, Walsh said.

Henry and her daughter were found shot to death in her South Loop town house Jan. 24 after family members visited the home because they could not reach Henry by phone, police said.

Police would not describe the dispute that led to the killing beyond that it was domestic in nature. And police would not say whether Goings meant to kill Ava Curry.

"The baby was shot. Whether his intention was to shoot the baby is for someone else to decide," Walsh said.

An arrest warrant for Goings was issued Friday, and he was arrested just after 10 p.m. He was arrested without incident, but "He has not cooperated with authorities," Walsh said.

Police have forensic evidence and surveillance video linking Goings to the crime scene, Walsh said. Authorities would not elaborate beyond saying that they have DNA evidence in the case.


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