Thursday , Jan , 29 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Eddy Curry Was Father of Slain Child

NBA player Eddy Curry fathered the 10-month-old girl who last week was murdered alongside her mother, Curry’s ex-girlfriend Nova Henry, sources familiar with the paternity case told the Chicago Sun-Times.

A confidential court document filed in September reveals a DNA test confirmed Curry as the biological father of Ava, whose last name is the same as a man questioned by police about the slayings, sources said.

Curry, a former Chicago Bull and Thornwood High School standout, also has a 3-year-old son with Henry and was ordered to pay $6,000 a month in child support. Two months after Curry was determined to be Ava’s father, Curry’s child support payments to Henry increased to $15,000 a month, according to court papers.

“The family never had a doubt of who the father is,” a spokesman for the Henry family said.,eddy-curry-slain-baby-012809.article