Man charged with second-degree murder in death of E'Dina Hines

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Man Charged With Second-Degree Murder In Death Of E'Dina Hines

A man has been charged with second-degree murder in the violent death of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines.
NYPD found Hines early Sunday morning in the middle of the street in Washington Heights with multiple stab wounds to her chest. She was pronounced dead a hospital in Harlem.

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A witness told WABC, "I see him on top of a woman. I can't really see what is going on. Then the police came. Two police cars came and arrested the guy."

That suspect was identified as 30-year-old Lamar Davenport — a rapper and boyfriend of Hines.

George Hudacko, another witness who saw the attack from his apartment and called 911, told the New York Daily News that Davenport was screaming verses from the Bible as he stabbed Hines. According to Hudacko, it appeared as though he was attempting an exorcism, screaming, "Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils, in the name of Jesus Christ!"

Police say Davenport is currently undergoing psychiatric testing at a New York hospital.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman and step granddaughter E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman and E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Morgan Freeman and his step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines attend the world premiere of "The Dark Knight" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 14, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman with E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman and step granddaughter E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - JULY 14: Actor Morgan Freeman (R) and his granddaughter attend the premiere of 'The Dark Knight' at AMC Loews Lincoln Center on July 14, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: Actor Morgan Freeman and granddaughter E'Dena Hines arrive to the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel January 16, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Actor Morgan Freeman and his step-granddaughter E'Dena Hines attend the world premiere of "The Dark Knight" at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Monday, July 14, 2008 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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