Morgan Freeman blamed for granddaughter’s death at killer’s sentencing

Friday - 18/01/2019 05:49
Actor Morgan Freeman at the ‘Ruth & Alex premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall in Canada. Picture: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
Actor Morgan Freeman at the ‘Ruth & Alex premiere during the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival at Roy Thomson Hall in Canada. Picture: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images.Source:Getty Images
The boyfriend of Morgan Freeman’s late granddaughter has been jailed over her death. But the killer’s family blames the Hollywood actor.

In an emotional sentencing of the man who killed Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter, the defendant’s family screamed that it was all the famed Shawshank Redemption actor’s fault, alleging that he sexually abused the victim when she was younger.

“Morgan Freeman molested her and he caused this. He did this,” Lamar Davenport’s mother yelled to a reporter as she was ushered out of court for shouting to her son when Justice Ellen Biben handed down a 20-year sentence.

“He’s innocent! It was an accident!” she insisted.

E'Dena Hines and her step-grandfather Morgan Freeman.
E'Dena Hines and her step-grandfather Morgan Freeman.Source:Supplied

The long-suspected affair between Freeman and his step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines was finally confirmed during Davenport’s murder trial in Manhattan Supreme Court, the NY Post reports.

Davenport was convicted of stabbing Hines, who was his girlfriend, more than 25 times on August 16, 2015, on West 162nd Street.

Lamar Davenport has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for Ms Hines’ death.
Lamar Davenport has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for Ms Hines’ death.Source:Supplied

 

Morgan Freeman accepts the Life Achievement Award onstage during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: AFP/Mark Ralston.
Morgan Freeman accepts the Life Achievement Award onstage during the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards show at The Shrine Auditorium on January 21, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. Picture: AFP/Mark Ralston.Source:AFP

He was in the throes of a drug-induced rage after ingesting Phencyclidine — also known as angel dust or PCP which can cause hallucinations — when he slaughtered Hines in full view of neighbours and pedestrians.

In a partial win for the defence, Davenport was found guilty of the lesser included charge of manslaughter. He waived a jury trial, leaving his fate entirely in the hands of Biben.

This story originally appeared in the NY Post and was republished her with permission.

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