Curry gets custody of son

Curry gets custody of son

There are 62 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Mar 20, 2009, titled Curry gets custody of son. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

The grandmother of Eddy Curry 's son handed him over to the former Chicago Bulls player's family late Thursday, hours after she disappeared with the child while vowing to defy a court order granting custody to Curry.

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Michelle

Chicago, IL

#26 Mar 20, 2009
Palay wrote:
How about start raising children so that when they grow up they marry and have kids. Quit the sleeping around and confusing the kids who their parents are.
Ms. Henry had these kids as a source of income and she lost at the game.
Is snark the order of the day? Ms. Henry and Mr. Curry were high school sweethearts. They clearly continued seeing each other despite his having married and had several other children with his wife (hence poor little Ava). To essentially call her a user is at least unkind and at worst despicable.

I can't imagine how little Noah is going to be accepted by Curry's wife when she knows that he is the product of an affair. I know what IL law says, but there are exceptions to every rule. Eddie denied paternity of both kids initially until the test proved otherwise.

This is an awful tragedy on far too many levels to count.
jjrg7

Raleigh, NC

#27 Mar 20, 2009
This is a sad situation for the child. It just stresses the importance that, as a woman, when you decide to have a child, pick someone that wants to be a father. Don't just have a child because its "what you want" or whatever selfish reason you can think of. Find a man wants to be part of that child's life, and yours, and puts the child first. Because if you mate with someone that isn't around and something happens to you, your child can get shipped off to live with someone who at first is a total stranger. How traumatic for that child indeed.
MEA

Saint Louis, MO

#28 Mar 20, 2009
Yolan "Lonnie" I love you.

At the end of the day, Nova and Eddy signed documents regarding custody.

Please, just honor your daughters wishes and try to get along with the Curry family. Unfortunately, they are holding all of the cards now.

Hopefully, Nova and Ava's memory will be kept alive.

THIS IS WHAT NOVA WANTED FOR HER KIDS.

LETS FOCUS ON THE DEATH PENALTY FOR FREDRICK GOINGS INSTEAD.

Justice for Nova & Ava.
REALTALK

Hawthorne, CA

#30 Mar 20, 2009
Everytime his wife sees that little boy shes gonna think about how he cheated and she will treat that little boy bad.

I hope his grandmother keep fighting this so she can get that little boy back.

What wife wants to raise the kid of her husbands mistress.
baseball mom

Bolingbrook, IL

#31 Mar 20, 2009
A Whole Lotta Nerve wrote:
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No Baseball Mom, he was denying the that Ava was his daughter. Tragically it took the child's autopsy to prove this to him. I hope that Curry keeps the child in contact with his grandmother. The more loving people this baby has in his life, the better it will be.
That's the same thing that I was trying to say. He was denying the baby girl that was killed, not this little boy. Sorry, I should have made my post more clear.
skepticalinVA

Washington, DC

#32 Mar 20, 2009
I have always wondered if the police have pursued the angle that perhaps Mr. Curry and his wife had something to do with the slaying of his mistress and illegitimate child. He was in deep financial trouble, ( he was begging for salary advances from the NBA), the child support was eating away big time at the lavish lifestyle that he and wife led. Take care of the mother and child and sue for custody. There financial problems all gone. I know it is sick to think it could happen but nothing shocks me anymore. He had both the means and the motive.
Alaz

Lincolnshire, IL

#33 Mar 20, 2009
stephanie wrote:
What about the daughter hasn't it been proven that she was fathered by Curry as well? Why is there no mention of her?
Because she is DEAD!!!
Mich

Chicago, IL

#36 Mar 20, 2009
Grandma has no chance at custody in IL, especially with those signed docs. Before she threatened to run away with him she had a great shot at visitation; don't know now.
That is what she should fight for. Be willing to start off with court-supervised, be contrite about running off but do something to stay in his life.
Then, if there are issues as he grows up she has greater ability to show it to the courts and make sure it doesn't continue.

Since: Oct 07

Chicago, IL

#37 Mar 20, 2009
It seems that all would be well-served to consider the best interest of the child, Noah Henry, in all of this. It is my prayer that the Currys and the Henrys find a way to work this out so that their first priority is Noah's emotional and physical well-being.

People can say what they want, but this situation can't be easy on any of the parties involved (e.g., Yolan Henry, Eddy Curry, Curry's wife, etc.). All of the adults in this situation made choices and those choices are coming to bare right now. We can't change the past, but we can influence the future. I would hope that these families can set aside the anger, resentment, and other ill-will of the past to create a better future for this young boy who didn't ask to be in the middle of any of this. All of the adults need to stop playing the victim and grand-standing, and stand on what's right: showering Noah with as much love, from both sides of his family, as possible!
dusty

Chicago, IL

#38 Mar 20, 2009
Grandparent Rights needs to be addressed in the state of Illinois. There are too many children in sad situations with their "parents", and loving, devoted grandparents have to watch from the sidelines as their beloved grandchildren are forced to deal with traumatic situations!
tiredofitall

United States

#39 Mar 20, 2009
This BABY watched as his mother and sister were brutally murdered.The "father" did not rush to comfort him. The best interests of this BABY would be for all parties to share custody and make his transition less traumatic. CHILDREN FIRST!
Disgusted mom

Homewood, IL

#40 Mar 20, 2009
All I need to know to form an opinion of Eddy Curry is the fact that he had child support payments cut off the DAY AFTER his child and his child's mother were murdered. THere is not much more you could say that would be able to lower my opinion of this guy and absolutely nothing you would tell me that would change my opinion of him for the better, I don't care if he is handing out blankets to the homeless, he is heartless.
Ron

Chicago, IL

#41 Mar 20, 2009
It take a special woman to raise a child who comes from an affair outside of the marriage. But it is possible. Let's prays that everything will be alright. Who know Curry's Mother who is the child's other grandmother will probably raise the little boy herself.
at least

Saint Charles, IL

#43 Mar 20, 2009
skepticalinVA wrote:
I have always wondered if the police have pursued the angle that perhaps Mr. Curry and his wife had something to do with the slaying of his mistress and illegitimate child. He was in deep financial trouble,( he was begging for salary advances from the NBA), the child support was eating away big time at the lavish lifestyle that he and wife led. Take care of the mother and child and sue for custody. There financial problems all gone. I know it is sick to think it could happen but nothing shocks me anymore. He had both the means and the motive.
If it's any consolation to you, that was my exact thought the moment I found out he was trying to get custody of the little guy. So at least know you're not alone in your thinking!!
OMG

Mundelein, IL

#44 Mar 20, 2009
A dollar and Curry's right nut say he wants to unload this child in a week. What a shame Grandma can not raise this child.
Stone

Chicago, IL

#45 Mar 20, 2009
Curry looks like he needs a bath.
Chicago

Skokie, IL

#46 Mar 20, 2009
Keep fighting, grandma. As someone who got custody of an 18 mo old grandchild from an awful situation, don't ever give up. That precious boy needs you. Everyone else has failed him.
par

Saint John, IN

#47 Mar 20, 2009
Disgusted mom wrote:
All I need to know to form an opinion of Eddy Curry is the fact that he had child support payments cut off the DAY AFTER his child and his child's mother were murdered. THere is not much more you could say that would be able to lower my opinion of this guy and absolutely nothing you would tell me that would change my opinion of him for the better, I don't care if he is handing out blankets to the homeless, he is heartless.
The fact that child support payments were cut off immediately after the tragic murders of Nova and Ava is a matter of common sense, not "heartlenessness." Anyone who's had a family member die very young, or otherwise unexpectedly, without a clear will in place knows that all bank accounts and other access to financial resources is IMMEDIATELY frozen, pending determination by probate court as to who the appropriate "successor" is. Doing a direct deposit or wire transfer of funds into the bank account of Nova Henry, or sending a check to her in her name, would have been worthless. We must also remember that Nova's murder was, most likely, an act of domestic violence by someone formerly close to her, with whom she had cohabitated. Family and friends knew of the suspect's former behavior, and little Noah himself witnessed the murders and told the story. Due to the previous relationship and cohabitation, it is likely that neither Eddy Curry nor other friends and family members knew if the murder suspect might have access to Nova's bank information, or to enough of her personal information to put the "identity theft" scenario into place. Continuing to send child support payments would have been of no value to Noah or his maternal grandmother, and perhaps would have ended up in the hands of the person who killed Noah's mother and baby sister. That serves no good purpose. I am sure that Nova's mother would not have wanted that either. We want him held accountable for a heinous crime, not enriched by it.

Perhaps Ms. Yolan Henry's statement about the child support being cut off was meant to express disappointment at not receiving any support from Eddy Curry and his family during the time that Noah was in her care. I do agree, it would have been great if this caring grandmother would have received some direct financial assistance, or some other support (gift certificates for groceries, clothing, or toys) or some offers of family weekend visits or outings with Dad or the paternal grands, during the time that little Noah was in her care. But we must also consider the fact that when child support agreements are a matter of court record, it is necessary to go *back* to court to make a change in these arrangements. Another consideration is the fact that Eddy Curry was also providing additional financial assistance besided the direct child support payments, in terms of having actually purchased a condominium for Nova Henry and the children to occupy. The person who has now been charged with the murders of Nova and little Ava had actuall moved in there also, and Nova found it necessary to leave that residence, and seek housing elsewhere, because of the domestic abuse situation. Surely, we should not expect Eddy Curry to continue to be financially responsible for providing housing to the person who may have KILLED the mother of two of his children. All these things are part of the "child support" agreement that has to be revised in a court of law.

I respect your right to your opinion, but just wanted to make you aware of some of the practical realities that surely factored into Eddy Curry's decision to terminate child support as soon as the murders were discovered.
par

Saint John, IN

#48 Mar 20, 2009
Mich wrote:
Grandma has no chance at custody in IL, especially with those signed docs. Before she threatened to run away with him she had a great shot at visitation; don't know now.
That is what she should fight for. Be willing to start off with court-supervised, be contrite about running off but do something to stay in his life.
Then, if there are issues as he grows up she has greater ability to show it to the courts and make sure it doesn't continue.
I agree. As I said in a previous posting, it was important for Eddy Curry to get the previous child support arrangements dissolved (making monthly payments to Nova Henry, who is now deceased and can no longer receive them, and providing a home for her and the children to stay in, from which she had to flee because it was also occupied by the person now accused of the murders of Nova and Ava)before considering future arrangements for Nova. We have no reason to believe that, since Eddy Curry's family is still in the Chicago area, that Yolan Henry and other members of Nova's family will be denied regular visitation and other future involvement in Noah's life. Because of the awful circumstances surrounding the death of Nova and Ava, the first step for Eddy was getting free of any financial arrangement which may have had the unintended consequence of benefitting the person who had MURDERED Nova and Ava, and subjected little Noah to the tragedy of witnessing that event. It is also important to protect both Noah and his maternal grandmother from the risk associated with the fact that little Noah is, actually, the only surviving witness to a double murder.

I wish for the best outcome for all affected by this tragedy...both the Henry and Curry families. I truly hope and believe that once this horrific situation is resolved, and the person responsible for the crimes is tried and convicted, that both families can move on in a spirit of cooperation in Noah's best interests.
par

Saint John, IN

#49 Mar 20, 2009
Oops! Got the family member names confounded in the previous post... I meant, "future arrangements for *NOAH*.

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