NEW YORK – Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter on a Manhattan street.
Lamar Davenport, of New York City, was charged with second-degree murder on Monday, a day after 33-year-old Edena Hines was found lying on the street with multiple stab wounds to the chest.
Police say the Davenport was in a relationship with Hines. She was found in front of her apartment building on West 162nd Street and was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.
Freeman issued a statement saying that, “The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer.”
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Hines had studied acting and was involved with teaching urban youth.
She’s the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife.