Veteran actor Morgan Freeman lost his granddaughter when she was stabbed to death nearly three years ago. She was 33 years old at the time.
E'Dena Hines was dating rapper Lamar Davenport at the time, and eyewitnesses reported that Davenport stabbed her 25 times. Her last words were "Why are you doing this."
According to Daily Mail, Davenport is tried for her death, and a chilling eyewitness report shocked everybody in the courtroom.
The judge heard that Davenport was straddling Hines on the streets of Manhatten while they were arguing. She tried to get out from under him, but he was too powerful.
The eyewitness explained that the couple was arguing. He called the authorities, but it was already too late, and Davenport stabbed Hines multiple times
"There was [sic] multiple stabs. The back, and then on the front of her chest and her neck. She was on her stomach, and then she somehow flipped over, and he stabbed her in the chest."
An eyewitness, Daily Mail, April 10, 2018.
The 911 recording corroborated the eyewitness' account, and he could be heard screaming at the operator that Hines is on the floor and the "guy is stabbing her."
Hines was the daughter of Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, Freeman's first wife. While not related by blood, Freeman had adopted her an raised her as his own.
Sources close to the family said that Freeman had a close bond with his granddaughter, and she often accompanied him to red carpet events.
According to Daily Mail, Hines was living with Davenport before the attack and had been dating for nine years at the time of her death.
The court heard that Davenport was 'high on cocaine' on the evening that he took her life, although Davenport denies that and maintains that he is innocent.
Davenport was arrested taken to psychiatric facility soon after the attack.