Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter Fatally stabbed in 'Exorcism'
Tatyana Bellamy-Walker | 8/18/2015, 10:56 a.m.
Thirty-year-old rapper, Lamar Davenport, under the street name “Lyric” fatally stabbed actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter on Sunday,
Davenport, the boyfriend of slain actress, Edena Hines, 33, reportedly acted out in an ‘exorcism’ stabbing, Hines, multiple times and shouting, “God has risen,” according to a witness.
George Hudacko, witnessed the murder from his third-floor apartment, and heard, Davenport screaming, “Get out, Devils! I cast you out, devils! In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out!” according to reports by the New York Daily News.
A few hours before the attack occurred, a friend of Hines and Davenport told the Daily Beast the couple appeared “ecstatic,” but Hines seemed to not be as happy during dinner. Davenport continued stabbing Hines as her body laid lifeless on the ground near the front of her Washington Heights apartment, witnesses told the New York Post.
When officers arrived at the scene, Davenport, reportedly was still making the stabbing motion while the knife was plunged in Hine's chest.
In a blog post on Foursquare.com, Hines described herself as “excited,” full of “energy,” and “animated.”
“I was the group cheerleader,” she said in an early July blog post. “Giving them what they needed to keep going cause I was blessed with exuberant amounts of energy,”
Davenport was charged with second-degree murder on Monday and has since been sent to Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital for psychiatric evaluation.
However, this is one of many charges, the dead-end rapper has encountered during his lifetime. He also has a record of marijuana possession and larceny. Drug and alcohol abuse don’t fall from Davenport's brutal past as well.
Hines, who was pronounced dead at a Harlem hospital hoped to follow in the steps of her grandfather, she has held several small roles in Freeman’s films, which included playing a receptionist in the movie 5 Flights Up.
After the death of his beloved granddaughter, in a statement, Freeman said, “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.”
Hine’s a graduate of New York University was recently casted as Cece in the indie film, “Landing Up.”According to her personal website, Hines felt “unfulfilled” following a series of unbooked jobs, and rejection in her acting career.
“I wasn't sure where I fit in or what I wanted.” she said in a blog post on July 7.
Excited by the new venture, Hines once again expressed her gratitude.
“Suddenly, the nerves turned into joy, excitement; I settled down and stopped trying to be what I thought they wanted me to be in the room,” she wrote in her blog post titled “Dreams Do Come True.” “I took a deep breath and just let myself be whatever I was.”
New York University has decided to create a scholarship in her honor. On Sunday, Freeman wrote a twitter post, expressing his appreciation for the “outpouring of love,” on the tragic death of his granddaughter.