Boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's granddaughter charged with her murder

Mon Aug 17, 2015 9:52am EDT
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By Ellen Wulfhorst

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The live-in boyfriend of actor Morgan Freeman's granddaughter was charged on Monday with her murder, police said.

E'Dena Hines, 33, was found fatally stabbed early on Sunday in a street near her apartment in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood, according to the New York Police Department.

She had suffered multiple stab wounds to the torso and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

Lamar Davenport, 30, was taken into custody and transferred to a hospital for mental evaluation, police said.

Davenport had been seen by witnesses attacking Hines, yelling "Get out, devils. I cast you out, devils," according to reports in the Daily News and New York Post.

He was charged early on Monday with second-degree murder, police said.

He remained hospitalized under evaluation, police said.

Hines and Davenport lived together at 43 West 162nd Street, police said.   Continued...