Thursday, May 16, 2013

Ethics Charges Filed After Murder Conviction

The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint based on the following factual averments:

On or before October 16, 2006, Respondent agreed to represent Nova Frances Henry ("Henry") in matters related to her pending paternity suit against the father of her son. That matter had been docketed by the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County as Nova F. Henry v. Eddy Curry, case number 2005D080721.

In or about December 2006, while Respondent was still acting as Henry’s attorney in relation to case number 2005D080721, Respondent and Henry began having a sexual relationship.

On January 24, 2009, Respondent shot and killed Henry, and her 10-month-old daughter, Ava Curry.

On March 19, 2009, a Grand Jury for the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois, returned a fourteen-count criminal indictment against Respondent stemming from the incident described in paragraph three, above. People of the State of Illinois v. Fredrick Goings, case number 09-CR-5704. A copy of the indictment is attached as Exhibit One.

The attorney was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.

NBC Chicago reported that the child victim was the daughter of former NBA center Eddy Curry. (Mike Frisch)

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