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Rapper Boyfriend Who Murdered Grandaughter of Morgan Freeman in Cocaine Fueled Excorcism, Charged With Second Degree Murder

August 17, 2015  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Rapper Boyfriend Who Murdered Grandaughter of Morgan Freeman in Cocaine Fueled Excorcism, Charged With Second Degree Murder

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The rapper boyfriend of Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter has been charged with second-degree murder after she was stabbed to death on a Manhattan sidewalk in an apparent cocaine-fuelled exorcism.

Lamar Davenport, 30, was charged today after E’Dena Hines, 33, was found with multiple stab wounds to the chest near her New York home in Washington Heights on Sunday morning.

Police have said Davenport was in a relationship with Miss Hines, who was found in front of her apartment building on West 162nd Street and was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.

George Hudacko, 65, who saw the 3am attack from his window and called 911 said Davenport was stabbing her and screaming: ‘Get out, devils. In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out’.

Officers found E’Dena Hines, 33, lying in the middle of W. 162nd St. near St. Nicholas Ave. with several knife wounds to her chest at around 3 a.m., according to authorities.

“Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils, in the name of Jesus Christ! I cast you out!” the 30-year-old man repeatedly said, according to George Hudacko, 65, who saw the attack from his third-floor apartment and called 911.

“I watched someone get murdered, and there was nothing I could do,” Hudacko added.

Hines appeared to be topless, said another witness, Jovita Bedolla, 26, who saw the murder from her bathroom window.

Police said the attacker uttered verses from the Bible as he plunged the knife into Hines.

The killer, who police sources identified as Lamar Davenport, 30, was taken into custody and the knife was recovered at the scene, authorities said.

Hines was rushed to Harlem Hospital, but she could not be saved, police said.

“The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer,” Freeman said in a statement. “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.”

The suspect was charged with second-degree murder on Monday.

He was undergoing a mental evaluation at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia, the police source said.

It is unclear what triggered the attack.

“He was totally off the wrench,” said Patrick Curry, 27, who witnessed the stabbing from his bathroom on the third floor. “He had totally snapped. It was just really scary.”

Hines was an aspiring actress who had left New York but moved back in April after being cast in an indie film called “Landing Up,” according to posts on Facebook and her personal website.

She is the granddaughter of Freeman and his first wife, Jeannette Adair Bradshaw. The two — who were married from 1967 until 1979 — adopted her mother. Freeman later married Myrna Colley-Lee in 1984; the pair divorced in 2010.

Freeman took to Facebook hours after the killing to thank his supporters during the difficult time.

“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,” Freeman wrote. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”

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