NY Knicks player's ex-girlfriend killed in Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. - (AP) - 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 3-year-old son, Curry's attorney said Sunday.

A relative found the bodies of Nova Henry, 24, and her9-month-old daughter, Ava, in their apartment Saturday evening,Chicago police spokeswoman Monique Bond said. Both died frommultiple gunshot wounds, the Cook County medical examiner's officesaid Sunday.

Curry's 3-year-old son was found unharmed at the scene. Curry isa former player for the Chicago Bulls.

No one had been charged as of Sunday afternoon, and results ofautopsies were not yet available.

Curry's attorney, Kelly Saindon, said the basketball player'sfamily was devastated by the news.

The Knicks issued a statement Sunday on Curry's behalf askingthe media to respect the privacy of the two families.

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

Police believe the killings near the city's South Side were theresult of a domestic dispute, Bond said. She would not elaborate.

Rob Bryant, who said he was Nova Henry's uncle, told the ChicagoSun-Times that Henry had a restraining order against her boyfriend.

The city recently has seen several high-profile deaths blamed ondomestic violence. A brother-in-law of Oscar-winning actressJennifer Hudson pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges he fatallyshot Hudson's mother, brother and nephew. Prosecutors allegeWilliam Balfour killed them in October 2008 because he was upsetthe actress' sister had been dating another man.

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