Man charged in stabbing death of actor’s step-granddaughter

FILE - In this Thursday, July 17, 2015, file photo, executive producer Lori McCreary, left, listens as Morgan Freeman speaks onstage during the "Madam Secretary" panel at the CBS 2014 Summer TCA at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Freeman's granddaughter, Edena Hines, was stabbed to death Sunday, Aug. 16, 2015, in Manhattan. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested a 30-year-old man in connection with the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman’s step-granddaughter on a Manhattan street.

Lamar Davenport, of New York City, was charged with second-degree murder on Monday, a day after 33-year-old Edena Hines was found lying on the street with multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Police say the Davenport was in a relationship with Hines. She was found in front of her apartment building on West 162nd Street and was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.

Freeman issued a statement saying that “The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer.” Hines had studied acting and was involved with teaching urban youth. She’s the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife.

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