Man charged with murdering Morgan Freeman's relative

A 30-year-old man has been charged in connection with the fatal stabbing of actor Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter on a Manhattan street.

Man charged with murdering Morgan Freeman's relative

A 30-year-old man has been charged 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 today, a day after 33-year-old Edena Hines was found lying on the street with multiple stab wounds to the chest.

Police say Davenport was in a relationship with Ms 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".

Ms Hines had studied acting and was involved with teaching urban youth. She is the granddaughter of Freeman's first wife.

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