Morgan Freeman, E'Dena Hines

The Manhattan man who stabbed Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter to death was found guilty of manslaughter on Monday.

Lamar Davenport stabbed E'Dena Hines 25 times in full view of multiple witnesses on a Washington Heights sidewalk in August 2015.

Davenport, 33, was found guilty on the lesser charge of manslaughter because the judge believed his lawyer's defense that Davenport stabbed his girlfriend while high on PCP.

The defense initially argued that Davenport was innocent by reason of insanity, but the judge disallowed the defense.

The defense lawyer claimed Davenport and Hines were smoking PCP together before she was killed.

Rumors swirled that Hines dated Freeman, 80, for years, but both denied the rumors. Lawyers for both defense and prosecution stated in court that Hines had “disclosed to Lamar Davenport and others that her step-grandfather engaged in a sexually inappropriate relationship with her."

Hines, 33, is the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife, Deena Adair. Hines was raised by Freeman's second wife, Myrna Colley-Lee.

Davenport faces 25 years in prison at his sentencing on May 29.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • ShelbyMoore

    So they let the killers out into the black community, but they let the weed sellers rot in jail? Is that correct? What type of shat is that? Colonizers will never get it right.

  • SpiceGirl

    sounds about brother is doing the LIBRARY ( the judge shot the library at him NOT the book) and guess what....he NEVER killed anyone......

  • FukkFolks2018

    What does Morgan fukkin her have to with her murder trial? Why was that allowed? I'm mad.

  • Yardgirl

    Right!! I am big mad!!

  • Trace da Ace

    what the hell??? So now they are trying to drag Morgan into this mess??? That is that bullshit.....this beautiful woman died an horrific death in the hands of a psycho and all they can drum up is that Morgan "allegedly" used to fool around with her? Really??? FOH

  • Junkanoo

    Where did they find the people selected for jury high on pcp is no defense against manslaughter the victim is dead and gone as a direct result of Lamar Davenport killing her l wonder would this play out with the same conclusion if the victim were white.

  • Roxie Moxie

    This was nothing more than a blood sacrifice. Lamar is simply the patsy. Same with Jennifer Hudson's case. They always need a fall guy.

    And the thing is, these "alleged" killers never speak or talk about said incidences. *shrugs*

  • Fire & Ice

    This makes me so sad. This young ladie's life had been nothing but tragic. I heard this rumor a few years ago about Morgan. Rumor has it, that this is why his second wife divorced him.

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    the hell.

  • RaginB

    Why did they even bring Morgan’s name in it?? He don’t have shit to do with the case...

  • Soda

    Sacrifice for who? ?Morgan's career had been established, since way back to Electric Company.

  • Roxie Moxie

    It's my understanding that in order to keep your position and to maintain your stardom, one must continue to participate in this manner. It's not a one time deal.

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    There must have been evidence that she was smoking PCP - through autopsy?

  • Sally Wright McLinn

    I want to know did they show evidence that she had PCP in her system too?

  • Soda

    Oh, okay. Guess I better get catch up on those YouTube conspiracy and such videos.

  • Roxie Moxie

    LOL...everyone says that because most people don't read about the fruition and the beginning of things. lol Most people tend to think that something started when they popped out the womb. LOL All sh*t is doing is evolving. But yea, whatever floats your boat though! Locate a book or two on the origin of Hollywood and why it was named that in the first place. Books are AWESOME, aren't they?

  • iWasteTime
  • Soda

    Just because it's written doesn't mean it's true.

  • Roxie Moxie

    So, you apply that logic with all things in books, correct? Even black history? So, you could not believe a lot of things then.

  • Soda

    Not all, but Black History, definitely.

  • Roxie Moxie

    Hmmmm....interesting. When I read something, I do further research and delve into the rabbit hole for as far as my brain will allow me to go. I find reputable authors, some peer-reviewed articles, etc...and connect dots. That's what our brain is for. To think. lol I don't want the media telling me what I should think. There's enough sheep out in the world they've already got a hold on.

  • Roderick2011

    Back in the day there were rumors that Morgan and E'Dena were a couple.

  • Fire & Ice

    Hmmm not sure

  • Nicol B

    YUP! I heard that too!

  • sherri2016

    Anyone watching Dr. phil both those women crazy

  • i troll it like i see it

    I read that Morgan Freeman had the inappropriate relation with his step granddaughter long ago, way before this terrible crime. I swear men are so lazy sometimes when it comes to affairs, not to mention how wrong it is on other levels.

  • LeXx

    This post is click bait and unnecessary to Morgan Freeman's name.... He has 0 to do with this...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Was a sad tale..AND WTF does Morgan have to do with this Murder?

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I thought he'd admitted (and justified) dating that child?! I remember them being a 'couple' publicly

    RIP to this young woman, smh.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Almost sure had she been white, and her step grandfather an A-list, award winning actor, he would have been convicted of murder, second degree at the very least, but definitely not manslaughter, regardless if she tested positive for PCP, Ok!

    The world we live in, a tale of two cities, like almost always!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Nothing, but the media always looks for a celebrity "angle" on a story so they can milk it for more clicks and ratings.

  • Roderick2011


  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    One of my fav movies of all time!

  • Soda

    How does my logic differ from yours just because I don't believe that everything that's written is true, and what in my reply makes you think that I don't research what I read?

  • Roderick2011

    There were rumors that Morgan was having a relationship with E'Dena.

  • Kay Gee

    Sandra - he was not acquitted...acquitted mean's he wasn't found guilty.

  • Soda

    He was acquitted of murder, not manslaughter---two different charges.

  • Lainy Damone

    Do people still smoke PCP?/ What??

  • imright

    who gives a fck what drugs he was on HE DID IT !!! he should get LIFE !!!

  • Lainy Damone

    they needed a way to tell ppl that he has a relationship with the grandaughter

  • Ms. Jackson

    Thank u. Cause I had to re read like... Am I missing something?

  • Pitty Patty

    Let the investigation and tear down of Morgan's legacy begin in 5,4,3,2,1...

    Meanwhile Woody Allen chilling like a villian.....

  • Kay Gee

    Thank you, her heading had me ALL CONFUSED. I forgot to think further than the sensationalized heading. This is what happens when you only read the heading and a small portion of the write-up.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Morgan is DISGUSTING.
    I believed this the first time i heard it. PIG.
    Sandy, you and your headlines. I actually though that fool got off. Who cares if he is high. He must of had an expensive lawyer or a lawyer that called in a favor because I never seen this taken into consideration, esp for a Black person.

  • Shira Harding-James

    Why was the second wife raising the granddaughter of the first wife?

  • iWasteTime


  • Shira Harding-James

    I know right?..,, fix it Sandra

  • Shira Harding-James

    I scrolled back up

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    So? We are to model OUR community after the PIGS of another ethnic group. Just because they are stupid does not mean WE should be. I would never want a sexual predator to walk free, just to keep up with those others.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    So did Morgan have the second wife take in the step grand daughter so he could have access to her? WTH was her mother? And was she smoking PCP because she had been diddled by his old azz.

    PS - ^^^ This is how rumors get

  • Shira Harding-James

    What’s happening ?

  • Dowoop

    I read that and was wondering the same thing. Pretty confusing how she wound up in his care when nobody was blood related and before some people start with blood doesn't make you family...I DONT CARE.

  • Fire & Ice

    Plus Morgan had been sexing up this young lady, since she was minor. A young lady that he raised, since she was practically a baby. This is so sick and creepy on so many levels. You her as your grand daughter, and then turn around and manipulate and violate her trust. This young lady had to be all screwed up behind this.

  • Dowoop

    That's the same thing I said...Sandy could have gone with a less misleading headline.

  • BadAss Will

    Odd rumor to make up about him... Maybe he is a dirty old man. Him and Cosby so critical of the black community but won't acknowledge their wrong.

  • Dowoop

    Who cares! He killed her, he should do some time. Just cuz shes a junkie doesn't mean she didn't deserve to live.

  • Logan Roberts

    This shyt sound like a Jackie Collins book.

  • Dowoop

    But he is an A-list, award winning actor.

  • ShWa


  • Quitedeliteful

    He should have gotten life for killing her in cold blood like that but I'm glad the judge saw fit to give him 25 years and would not let him use the insane defense.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    He did it. I lived in Hollywood. Disgusting.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Money talks. And there are people who believe, if you are rich, YOU ARE ALWAYS RIGHT.

  • KcoolMuziq

    Why is the man always the blame? She was just as guilty for opening her legs to older men.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Are we not going to take her age into account? I believe I read she was a teen when the relationship began. Also he's the one with the marriage to honor and preserve. I think it does make a difference. The man isn't always to blame, but the married person has a responsibility to honor his or her own vows, IMO.

  • NeverSurprised

    Those rumors about Freeman and the girl circulated for YEARS, long before her murder.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    But, Morgan's NOT WHITE!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Bait Click! "Hines, 33, is the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife, Deena Adair. Hines was raised by Freeman’s second wife, Myrna Colley-Lee."
    In the words of Smokey from Friday, "Where is yo momma!?"

  • Karen Brady

    Diddled... tee heee

  • dontgetblocked

    Not blaming the victim but it seems like she was involved in a lot of phuckery...literally.

  • Dowoop

    I agree with that and maybe you just stick to that instead of him not being an a list award winning person.

  • Wayup!

    Funny how rumors came out that he was messing with her he even took her to an event and the announcers introduced the two of them as a couple... And it even came out that she was even his step whatever... An I thought..."how disgusting is that"...
    Then a month later she was mysteriously killed by a boyfriend?
    Yeah right... they gon have to come better than that for me to believe any of this story
    She was killed but for a reason... And it ain't had nothing to do with no daggon PCP...

  • Oya Shango

    He should have been charged with 2nd degree murder, AND charged with PCP intoxication.

  • sunni_daze

    And anything else that they can make up

  • Drea982

    You must've read my mind.

  • SandraRose

    He was acquitted of murder, hun. Murder and manslaughter are 2 separate charges.

  • Kay Gee

    Yes - that was determined yesterday, thanks for your reply.

  • Kay Gee

    But your headline was a little "sensationalized"

  • SandraRose

    And what's wrong with that? All good bloggers and journalists write catchy headlines that grab your attention.

  • SandraRose

    Let me guess: someone who actually read the post corrected you?

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  • Dr.Rue

    Freeman is a pervert who probably had her killed. He definitely touched her. they need to do him like they're doing Cosby,

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I am VERY AWARE of Morgan winning his Oscar and other awards, one of the best actors in Hollywood, period!

    Never said he wasn't an A-list Award Winning Actor!