Man Gets Life For Murder of Eddy Curry's Ex, Daughter

Fredrick Goings found guilty in the 2009 shooting deaths of 24-year-old Nova Henry and Curry's 10-month-old daughter

By Michelle Relerford
|  Thursday, Apr 4, 2013  |  Updated 6:31 PM CDT
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A jury found Fredrick Goings guilty in February in the 2009 shooting deaths of 24-year-old Nova Henry and Curry's 10-month-old daughter, Ava.

A jury found Fredrick Goings guilty in February in the 2009 shooting deaths of 24-year-old Nova Henry and Curry's 10-month-old daughter, Ava.

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Family Reacts to Goings' Conviction

A jury on Tuesday convicted a Chicago attorney of murdering former NBA center Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend and infant daughter four years ago. Natalie Martinez reports.
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A Chicago attorney convicted of killing former NBA center Eddy Curry's ex-girlfriend and infant daughter was sentenced Thursday to natural life in prison.

A jury found Fredrick Goings guilty in February in the 2009 shooting deaths of 24-year-old Nova Henry and Curry's 10-month-old daughter, Ava.

Goings represented Henry in a child custody case against Curry, and was romantically involved with her. Prosecutors say Henry tried to end the relationship and moved out, along with Curry's two children.

Investigators say Goings shot Henry while she was holding the infant.

At Goings' sentencing hearing, members of Henry's family cried as they made statements in court.

"She was tangled in the web of this heinous man," Henry's mother, Yolan, said. "She was a beautiful, smart woman."

"You robbed her son of his mother forever," she said. "I work every day to pray for Fred Goings. To hate him would turn me into the person he is."

Henry's aunt, Toya Luvert, called Goings "phony" and "messed up in the head."

"Wolf in sheep's clothing, nothing but the devil," Luvert said. "You stalked her like a pesky animal."

"I hope you spend the rest of your life thinking about what you did," she said.

Curry played for the Chicago Bulls, the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat.

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