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Morgan Freeman: Step-Granddaughter’s Boyfriend Arrested After Fatal Stabbing

Mon, August 17, 2015 9:16am EDT by Avery Thompson 2 Comments
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So shocking. Lamar Davenport has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after allegedly stabbing Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter, E’Dena Hines, to death in a New York City street on Aug. 16.

Lamar Davenport, 30, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder on Aug. 17 one day after his girlfriend, E’Dena Hines, 30, Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter, was viciously stabbed to death in front of her Manhattan apartment building on Aug. 16. Lamar allegedly yelled Bible verses and uttered “Get out, devils!” at E’Dena as she bled to death, according to a shocking report.

Police found E’Dena lying in front of her apartment building with multiple stab wounds to her chest around 3 a.m. Eyewitness George Hudacko watched the brutal attack from his third-floor apartment and watched Lamar allegedly stab E’Dena to death. “Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils, in the name of Jesus Christ! I cast you out!” George claims Lamar said during the attack, according to New York Daily News.

He was yelling Bible verses and tried to exorcise her while standing over her body before police arrived, Newsday reports. E’dena reportedly had a knife sticking out of her chest and was found topless.

“He was totally off the wrench,” Patrick Curry said, who witnessed the stabbing from his bathroom on the third floor, the outlet reports. “He had totally snapped. It was just really scary.”

Lamar is an aspiring rapper who performed under the name Lyric, Fox News reports. He is the father of two young children, neither of which are E’Dena’s, and allegedly has a history of drug and alcohol abuse. Lamar has six prior arrests that include marijuana possession and petty larceny.

E’Dena was taken to Harlem Hospital Center, where she was pronounced dead. Cops took Lamar into custody and said he was undergoing psychiatric evaluation at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center.

After news of her tragic death broke, Morgan released the following statement: “The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer.” E’Dena was the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to E’Dena’s family and friends during this difficult time.

— Avery Thompson