Murderer Of Morgan Freeman’s Granddaughter Finally Gets Convicted, But Is This Enough Time?
Morgan Freeman and the rest of his granddaughter’s family probably feel some relief, following the conviction that has just been handed down to E’Dena’s murderer. However, the question is: Is her killer’s conviction actually harsh enough, given the brutal nature of his crime?
Many of you may recall when Freeman’s beloved 33 year old grandbaby, E’Dena Hines, was stabbed to death by her boyfriend, Lamar Davenport (33), August 16, 2015, on a New York City street, just in front of her apartment. Davenport stabbed E’Dena 25 TIMES and police caught him red handed, standing over E’Dena’s body, with knife in hand, covered in her blood, as she lay lifeless on the ground. It was one of the most tragic scenes ever. Now, a judge has just ruled that Davenport is officially convicted of not second degree, nor first degree murder, but rather manslaughter in the death of E’Dena:
The judge handed down the decision Monday in NYC. Lamar Davenport killed E’Dena Hines back in August 2015 outside of the couple’s NYC apartment. Davenport was acquitted of second degree murder. His lawyer argued Davenport was high on PCP when he repeatedly stabbed Hines while screaming, “I love you. I always loved you. God would have wanted this.” The judge agreed Davenport wasn’t acting with malice, he was just messed up on drugs. via TMZ
Lamar Davenport is now facing up to 25 years in prison and the sentence will be determined soon.
Many would argue that he should be serving a life sentence without the possibility of parole…and I agree. What Davenport did to E’Dena Hines was one the most heinous acts of brutality ever, yet the fact that he was high as as kite at the time of the crime, worked in his favor.
True, if Davenport was on PCP, he was not in his right state of mind, but he reportedly willingly took PCP and that he also does not have a mental disorder. Therefore, in my opinion, if one chooses to voluntarily take a substance that may cause them to commit murder, then they, too, should be held responsible for any actions they took while under the influence of said drug…just sayin.’
If you missed our prior report on Davenport’s court case, here’s a quick recap of what transpired:
Morgan Freeman was extremely close to his step-granddaughter, E’Dena, and helped to raise like she was his own child. That probably made it all that more heartbreaking for him, when in April 2018, it was reported that ahead of Davenport’s trial, he stood a chance of getting a lighter sentence. At that time, NY Daily News reported that ‘Davenport’s lawyers are expected to launch an insanity defense when opening statements begin Monday. The attorneys may point to Davenport’s rants after the crime.’ Thankfully, the insanity story didn’t stick.
Morgan Freeman Had To BLOCK Granddaughter’s Dad From Major Inheritance
Pretty sure Morgan Freeman was also hoping that justice fell in his favor and blocked E’Dena’s biological/reportedly absentee father, Edward Lee Hines, from getting one red cent of her inheritance. Freeman took Edward to court because Edward reportedly decided to suddenly resurface after E’Dena’s death, to claim $791,000.00 of inheritance money that Freeman set up for E’Dena in a trust fund. Here’s what Morgan told the courts, according to NY Post:
Via NY Post: “…From the time that E’Dena was approximately three and a half years old and until the Thanksgiving before her death, E’Dena met with Edward Lee Hines only one or two times. … Throughout E’Dena’s entire lifetime, my daughter Deena Adair and I were the primary sources of support for E’Dena financially, emotionally, mentally and physically.”