Lawyer is Charged With Murdering NBA Player’s Ex and Baby

Lawyer is Charged With Murdering NBA Player’s Ex and Baby

Published February 23, 2009

On Sunday, police charged Fredrick Goings, a Chicago lawyer, with the murders of Nova Henry, the ex-girlfriend of NBA player Eddy Curry, and her 9-month-old daughter, Ava. Goings, 36, who had dated Henry, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder.

Henry, 24, and her baby were gunned down Jan. 24 in their Chicago home. According to the New York Daily News, Goings has been the main suspect since the murders.

Not long after the slayings, authorities found Curry’s 3-year-old son, Noah, beside his mother’s lifeless body. The young boy reportedly told relatives that “Fred did it,” says the paper.

Goings had previously represented Henry in a case involving the New York Knicks center.

According to Chicago police, Henry took out an emergency order of protection against Goings because he was stalking her. She never made the order permanent though. There is no word yet on what actually caused the argument that led to the slayings, or whether Goings actually intended to kill the young Ava.

“The baby was shot. Whether his intention was to shoot the baby is for someone else to decide,” Det. Lt. Denis Walsh said at a press conference Sunday. Although Goings did not resist arrest, he is not cooperating with authorities, Walsh said.

Police didn’t offer many details on their evidence against Goings, but did say they had surveillance video that put him at the crime scene as well as DNA evidence, reports The Chicago Tribune.

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