CHICAGO - An attorney for New York Knicks player Eddy Curry says a woman found slain in Chicago is Curry's former girlfriend and the mother of his 3-year-old son.
Attorney Kelly Saindon said Sunday in Chicago that Curry — a former player for the Chicago Bulls — is devastated by the slayings of Nova Henry and her infant daughter.
Curry's 3-year-old son was found unharmed at the scene.
Chicago Police spokeswoman Monique Bond says a relative found the bodies of 24-year-old Henry and her 9-month-old daughter, Ava, in their apartment Saturday evening.
No one had been charged in the case as of Sunday morning.
Bond says police believe the killings on the city's near South Side were the result of a domestic dispute, but she would not elaborate.
Curry the father of murdered baby
A DNA test has confirmed that Knicks center Eddy Curry fathered a baby who was murdered last week alongside Curry's ex-girlfriend Nova Henry, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday night.
Sources told the Sun-Times that the 10-month-old girl, named Ava Goings, shared a last name with the man who authorities have questioned about the slayings.
Henry and her infant daughter were found fatally shot in their Chicago apartment last Saturday. Curry's 3-year-old son, Noah, was found unharmed in the apartment, but according to reports, he witnessed the killings.
"The family never had a doubt of who the father is," a spokesman for the Henry family told the Sun-Times.
Curry was paying $6,000 a month in child support for Noah, according to the Sun-Times report, but two months after Curry was determined to be Ava's father too, his child support payments to Henry increased to $15,000 a month.
Curry, a Chicago native and former Bulls player, has played in just one game for the Knicks this season while dealing with a knee injury. The Knicks gave Curry an open-ended leave of absence and it is believed Curry is in Chicago with his son.
Attorney Michael Kalcheim, who had represented Henry in two paternity cases against Curry, told the Sun-Times the boy would eventually be placed in the care of his father.
The man questioned by police once served as Henry's attorney in a paternity case against Curry, the Sun-Times reported, and it is believed they had a personal relationship. In April 2007, the man was arrested on domestic battery charges for allegedly grabbing Henry by the throat, trying to throw her down stairs and threatening to shoot her cousin in the head, according to court documents.
The man, who the newspaper did not identify, refused comment to the Sun-Times.