Knick Star's Son Sees Mom Murdered

Curry's former girlfriend, baby daughter shot dead in Chicago home
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jan 25, 2009 5:51 AM CST
New York Knicks' Chris Duhon and Eddy Curry, right, sit on the bench as the Knicks lose 116-87 to the Philadelphia 76ers at an NBA basketball game in Philadelphia last year.   (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek, File)
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(Newser) – The toddler son of New York Knicks center Edward Curry likely witnessed the murder of his mother and baby sister in their Chicago home, authorities revealed yesterday. The 3-year-old boy was found unharmed by his grandmother near the bodies of his sister and mom, a former girlfriend of Curry's. Police are searching for a man who knew the family, reports the New York Daily News.

The murdered woman had filed a restraining order against her estranged boyfriend. Curry, who is close to his son, was devastated by the news, said a friend. The Knicks player has four children with his wife. The murdered woman also claimed that her baby girl was Curry's, though he denied it. She filed court actions twice to determine the baby's parentage. Curry was recently sued by his male driver for sex harassment.