Posted Feb 23, 2009 01:02 pm CST
A Chicago lawyer has been charged with killing the ex-girlfriend of a New York Knicks player and their 10-month-old daughter.
The lawyer, Fredrick Goings, had represented victim Nova Henry in a paternity suit against Knicks player Eddy Curry, according to reports in the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. Goings had an on-and-off-again relationship with Henry, the Tribune story says.
The murders occurred Jan. 24 in Henry’s South Loop apartment. Henry had obtained an order of protection against Goings in April 2007, but she later dropped it, the Tribune story says. Goings had also been charged with domestic battery and phone harassment, but Henry also dropped the case, the story says.
Goings was the chief suspect since the shooting deaths, the Tribune says. Police were able to keep tabs on him because he made court appearances as a lawyer. A police source told the Sun-Times that cell-phone records and physical evidence helped link Goings to the killings.
Sources told the Sun-Times that one possible motive was Henry’s unpaid legal fees. However, police said the slayings were “domestic related,” according to both stories.