'He did this!' Morgan Freeman blamed for granddaughter's death after killer gets 20-year sentence
The boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's granddaughter has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, but the defendant's family claims that it was all Morgan's fault that she was killed.
E'Dena Hines was murdered in August 2015 outside of her NYC apartment, where she lived with her boyfriend, Lamar Davenport.
As per the Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr., Davenport was sentenced to 20 years in prison after he was convicted of manslaughter.
Witnesses of the heinous crime claim that Davenport repeatedly stabbed the poor victim as he screamed about religion. According to him, he was driving out the demons that were possessing the actress.
While charges were dropped for second-degree murder after Davenport's lawyer argued that he was on drugs at the time, he was found guilty of first-degree manslaughter instead.
New details have surfaced that during the conviction, Davenport's furious mother revealed some disturbing information to reporters as they were being ushered out of the courthouse.
"Morgan Freeman molested her and he caused this. He did this. He's innocent! It was an accident!"
The news of an alleged affair between Morgan Freeman and his step-granddaughter was presented to the court, however, due to lack of evidence, it was dropped.
"E'Dena Hines disclosed to Lamar Davenport and others that her grandfather engaged in a sexually inappropriate relationship with her."
Boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's granddaughter sentenced to 20 years for her fatal stabbing— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 17, 2019
Lamar Davenport stabbed E’Dena Hines 25 times in full view of witnesses on Aug. 16, 2015, in Washington Heights.https://t.co/UCOXUj5E3x
Hines had already refuted these claims to the press and tried to set the record straight while she was still alive.
“These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family. The recent reports of any pending marriage or romantic relationship of me to anyone are defamatory fabrications from the tabloid media designed to sell papers.”
Davenport was arrested at the scene of the crime and was charged with murder. He stood by his claim that he was under the influence of drugs at the time, and he would not have killed her otherwise.