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Not Guilty Plea From Man Accused of Killing Morgan Freeman’s Step-Granddaughter

NEW YORK, N.Y.–Not guilty was the plea from Lamar Davenport, the man accused of stabbing to death Edena Hines, the step-granddaughter of Mississippi native Morgan Freeman. Court documents released Tuesday detailed some things that happened after Davenport was arrested.

Police found him at the scene and officers said he was still making stabbing motions, though the knife he used on the morning of Aug. 16 was still in Hines’ chest. Neighbors had heard him yelling at the devil, saying, “Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils! In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out!”

Court documents said he told officers at the police station that he did not know why he had been arrested, saying, “I don’t even know why I’m here right now.”

Twenty minutes later, while being driven to a hospital, he asked the officers if they believed in Jesus and said the devil was evil and that Jesus was his savior.

He told the officers to repent for their sins and asked if they believed. He also said his cuffs were too tight.

Hines was the daughter of Freeman’s first wife and enjoyed a relationship with the actor.

“The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer. Her friends and family were fortunate enough to have known what she meant as a person. Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers. May she rest in peace,” said Freeman in a statement.

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