Boyfriend Charged With Murder in the Fatal Stabbing of Morgan Freeman's Granddaughter

We are all horrified at the news that Morgan Freeman's granddaughter, E'Dena Hines, was fatally stabbed. The 33-year-old's boyfriend, Lamar Davenport, has been arrested and charged with her murder. According to witnesses, the circumstances of her death are bizarre.


Hines's body was found outside her New York City apartment at 3:00 a.m. with multiple stab wounds. Neighbors tell CBS News they overheard Hines and Davenport arguing before the incident, saying it sounded like Davenport was trying to perform an exorcism. "I heard the him say something like 'Devil, be gone, Jesus and God,'" George Hudacko told CBS. "I said uh oh."

Another neighbor, Patrick Curry, told CBS he witnessed the murder from his window. "He was kneeling over her and screaming about 'God has arisen.' He was totally off the ranch."

Was Davenport suffering from a psychological breakdown or delusions? It was first reported that he had been taken to Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center for mental evaluation. But since then the press has learned that he was arrested for his live-in girlfriend's murder. We'll have to wait and see what was really behind Hines's horrific death.

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Meanwhile, Morgan Freeman told People magazine in a statement, "The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer. Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person. Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace." And Freeman posted this statement to Facebook.

I want to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of love and support my family has received regarding the tragic and senseless passing of my granddaughter Edena Hines. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. -M

Posted by Morgan Freeman on Sunday, August 16, 2015

Hines is the granddaughter of Morgan Freeman's first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw. She attended the Golden Globes with her famous grandfather in 2005. She was an actress and also worked with urban youth. Whatever the circumstances of her death, it's awful that she died so young in this manner. Our thoughts are with her family.


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