(NY Daily News) For Knicks' Eddy Curry, nightmare continues as 3-year-old son left alone for hours with bodies: Knicks center Eddy Curry was devastated Sunday night as grisly details emerged from the brutal slaying of his ex-girlfriend and her infant daughter - all witnessed by the 3-year-old son he had with the woman.
"The [boy] was found in a pool of blood," one of Curry's close friends told the Daily News. "That really upset him. He was really upset that his son had to see that." Little Noah was found by a relative Saturday night unharmed, the pal said. Family members said he was walking around in Nova Henry's blood, leaving footprints all over their Chicago home. Curry, a former Chicago Bulls player, was "deeply saddened" by the slaying and his thoughts and prayers were with the Henry family, he said through his lawyer.
Still, he was expected to join his teammates in Madison Square Garden tonight for their game against the Houston Rockets, a Knicks source said. The bodies of Henry, 24, and 9-month-old Ava were discovered about 6 p.m. Saturday by Henry's mother, Yolan, when she arrived at her daughter's condo on the city's South Side, police said.
Mother and daughter suffered multiple gunshot wounds, an autopsy by the Cook County medical examiner's office found. "Two people were discovered shot," said Steve Peterson, deputy superintendent of Chicago's Bureau of Investigative Services. "This is another example of how domestic violence ends bad." Cops said they were looking to question a "known acquaintance" of Henry and confirmed she had a restraining order out on a man who family members said was an abusive ex-boyfriend she had broken up with months ago.
Curry, who was in Philadelphia with his team when news of the murders reached him, was not a suspect, a police source said. "She was scared to death, this guy was forcing his way upon her," Henry's stepuncle Tom Henry said from his Houston home. "She had a restraining order, but the restraining order didn't stop the bullet from killing her.
"He ... had been physically threatening her, and threatening her through the phones. "She got another condo. I guess she thought she was safe. "She was a very beautiful, young lady," he added. Chicago police refused to confirm if they had anyone in custody Sunday night and said detectives were "working hard" to find the perpetrator of the attack.
Relatives said Curry and Henry met in high school in Chicago and he fathered Noah. Curry supported the boy, who was believed to be in the care of his maternal grandmother Sunday night. A man who answered the phone at the grandmother's residence refused to comment. Reports indicate that Henry was also convinced her youngest child, Ava, was his child - even though the Knicks star denied paternity. Curry is married and has four children with his wife, Patrice - Eddy 3rd, Reign, Reigan and Reiganna, according to the Knicks media guide.
It has been a trying few months for Curry, who has been plagued with a knee injury and forced to sit on the bench since the first game of the season for the Knicks. Two weeks ago he was also sued by his former driver, who accused him of making sexual advances, forcing him to perform demeaning tasks and pointing a gun at him. Curry vehemently denies the allegations and alleges the suit was filed by "a disgruntled former employee trying to extort money from his former employer," said Curry's lawyer Kelly Saindon.
In 2007, Curry and his wife were victims of a violent crime when they were bound and robbed at gunpoint in their suburban Chicago mansion by three gun-wielding thugs. (source)