Ex-girlfriend of Knicks centre Eddy Curry found dead in Chicago

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CHICAGO A woman found shot to death in an apartment was a former girlfriend of New York Knicks player Eddy Curry and the mother of his three-year-old son, Currys lawyer said Sunday.

A relative found the bodies of Nova Henry, 24, and her nine-month-old daughter, Ava, in their apartment Saturday evening, Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. Both died from multiple gunshot wounds, the Cook County medical examiners office said Sunday.

Currys three-year-old son was found unharmed at the scene. Curry is a former player for the Chicago Bulls.

No one had been charged as of Sunday afternoon.

Currys lawyer, Kelly Saindon, said the basketball players family was devastated by the news.

The Knicks issued a statement Sunday on Currys behalf asking the media to respect the privacy of the two families.

The Curry family is deeply saddened by this tragic loss and will keep the Henry family in their prayers, the statement said.

Police believe the killings near the citys South Side were the result of a domestic dispute, Bond said. She would not elaborate.

Rob Bryant, who said he was Nova Henrys uncle, told the Chicago Sun-Times that Henry had a restraining order against her boyfriend.

The city recently has seen several high-profile deaths blamed on domestic violence. A brother-in-law of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Hudson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he fatally shot Hudsons mother, brother and nephew. Prosecutors allege William Balfour killed them in October 2008 because he was upset the actresss sister had been dating another man.

Organizations: Chicago Bulls, Chicago Sun-Times

Geographic location: Chicago, Cook

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