This is incredibly tragic.
New details have emerged about the death of Morgan Freeman's goddaughter and step-granddaughter, E'Dena Hines who was stabbed to death and found with 16 stab wounds in Washington Heights near her New York home.
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Lamar Davenport, E'Dena's boyfriend, has been arrested after a witness came forward claiming to have seen Davenport stab his girlfriend.
A witness, George Hudacko, called the police after he saw the attack around 3 a.m. and immediately called 911. He claimed that he overheard the Lamar yell:
"Get out, devils. In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out."
Another witness, Brydon Tarafa, was residing at his apartment when he claims that after a woman screamed, he heard a man shouting:
"Jesus Christ is born."
Davenport's a rapper and an aspiring actor with two children — and also happens to have a criminal record with a history of violence. He's been arrested six times in the past for things such as marijuana possession and petit larceny.
A law enforcement source revealed that E'Dena's boyfriend may have been high on cocaine at the time and was reportedly reciting verses from the bible before he was dragged from her body. Another witness claimed that the rapper boyfriend continued to make a stabbing motion towards Hines' body — even with the knife stuck in the body. Yikes!
Lamar was taken to the New York's Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center to be psychologically tested and evaluated before being taken to the police and questioned.
Ray Roasrio, who claims to be best friends with Lamar, says he had just gone out to dinner with the couple late Saturday night and they seemed quite happy. He went on to say:
"I'm still trying to come to grips with what happened. I'm caught between the hate I have for him, my love for him being my brother, and my heart breaking for her."
The Oscar winner took to Facebook to address the tragic event as well as the support he's received by posting:
"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. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. -M"
These developments are so incredibly unsettling and sad. We can't imagine what E'Dena's friends and family are going through but our hearts go out to them during this difficult time.
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