|Nova and Ava Henry|
Frederick Goings was sentenced to Life without and is ineligible for release.
His appeal, (see link) included:
The evidence adduced at trial may be summarized as follows. On January 24, 2009, the victims, Nova Henry (Henry) and her daughter Ava Curry, were found shot to death in their home. Henry's three-year-old son, Noah Curry, was also in the home, but was unharmed. According to the testimony of Henry's mother, Yolan Henry (Yolan), Henry gave birth to Noah in November of 2005, and had been seeking to obtain child support payments from the child's biological father. In the Fall of 2006, Henry retained the defendant, an attorney, to handle her child support case. Also around this time, Henry began a relationship with the defendant, and moved in with him at his home in Chicago. Yolan testified that Henry's relationship with the defendant was a tumultuous one, and that Henry suffered ongoing physical abuse at the hands of the defendant from the inception of the relationship until the shootings. The couple would frequently argue, break up, and then reconcile. Yolan stated that, in early 2007, Henry moved out of the defendant's home and into her own apartment, but the defendant continued to visit her there.
This episode is described as a woman and her 10-month old daughter turn up dead and police are baffled as to who could commit such a crime
You can write to Frederick Goings at:
Frederick Goings M36022
Pontiac Correctional Center
P.O. Box 99
Pontiac, IL 61764
You can email Frederick using Jpay - you will need to select Illinois and use M36022
Take AwayWhile Nova Henry and Ava is dead, and Frederick Goings is serving Life without, there are lessons here for anyone willing to it a thought Pay attention to what people do with and to you. It is unprofessional and morally wrong to have a relationship with a client for an attorney. If he wanted to date her, he should have gotten another lawyer to take over the support case or kept the case and remained uninvolved. This speaks volumes about his character and entitlement. If someone who should not be dating you is, that's a huge red flag.
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