The live-in boyfriend of actor Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter was charged on Monday with her murder, police said.
E’Dena Hines, 33, was found fatally stabbed early on Sunday in a street near her apartment in the city’s Washington Heights neighborhood, according to the New York Police Department.
She had suffered multiple stab wounds to the torso and was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.
Lamar Davenport, 30, was taken into custody and transferred to a hospital for mental evaluation, police said.
Davenport had been seen by witnesses attacking Hines, yelling “Get out, devils. I cast you out, devils,” according to reports in the Daily News and New York Post.
He was charged early on Monday with second-degree murder, police said.
He remained hospitalized under evaluation, police said.
Hines and Davenport lived together at 43 West 162nd Street, police said.
Hines studied acting at New York University and was an actor, writer and acting instructor, according to her website.
Freeman, 78, has appeared in more than 100 films, among them “Invictus,” “The Shawshank Redemption” and “Driving Miss Daisy.” He won an Oscar in 2005 for his supporting role in “Million Dollar Baby.”
“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,” Freeman said in a posting on his Facebook page. “Thank you from the bottom of my heart.”
Hines was Freeman’s step-granddaughter but he never referred to her as that, Freeman publicist Stan Rosenfield said. She was the granddaughter of his first wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, who was divorced from Freeman in 1979.
‘Anyone who tried to impact outcome of election should spend life in jail’: Lewandowski
On Tuesday, Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, testified before the House Judiciary Committee. Lewandowski's appearance before Congress was significant because Donald Trump reportedly told him to tell Jeff Sessions to limit the scope of Mueller's Russia probe.
Lewandowski was defiant in his opening statement, slamming the investigation as biased and knocking Hillary Clinton. He also declared that any entity that tried to meddle in a U.S. election should be in prison.
He said that he handled as many as a thousand emails. "And unlike Hillary Clinton, I don't think I ever deleted any of those," Lewandowski said. "Many of them were either responded to with one-word answers or floated to other staff for additional follow-up. But throughout it all, and to the best of my recollection, I don't recall ever having any conversations with foreign entities, let alone any who were operating to manipulate the outcome of an election."
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Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA), the ranking Republican member on the House Judiciary Committee, was brutally mocked on Tuesday after he unleashed a bizarre rant during the testimony of former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski.
Collins began his testimony by blasting Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) for hauling Lewandowski before the committee.
"Here we go again," Collins complained in an animated opening statement. "We had Mr. Mueller here, and long day, and it did not go well for what you have proclaimed for over one year and nine months, and what you claim is impeachment criteria. And now, the members have said that the president should be impeached, and so why are we investigating?"
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The report finds that neo-Nazi group Atomwaffen Division has recently started using Bin Laden's image in its propaganda while also promoting Islamist extremists' willingness to commit mass murder in the name of their religion as something that should be inspiring to American white nationalists.