Boyfriend Pleads Not Guilty In Stabbing Death Of Morgan Freeman's Step-Granddaughter

Entertainment | Camille Travis | 09/24/2015 | 09:30 AM EDT

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Lamar Davenport will undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Thursday morning

The boyfriend of Morgan Freeman's step-granddaughter has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in her stabbing death last month in New York City. 

 

Lamar Davenport appeared in court Tuesday with his attorney who told a judge her client was scheduled to undergo a psychiatric evaluation Thursday morning. He stands accused of fatally stabbing his girlfriend, 33-year-old Edena Hines, on Aug. 16.

 

Newly released court documents show Davenport ranted about Jesus Christ and the devil after allegedly stabbing Hines at least 15 times.

 

"I don't even know why I'm here right now," he told police officers after his arrest. Prosecutors said Davenport had been found standing over Hines' lifeless body while a knife stuck out of her chest.

 

He later called Jesus Christ "savior," the devil "evil" and asked officers to "repent for your sins."

 

Hines was the granddaughter of Freeman's first wife. Upon news of the murder, the actor released a statement saying: "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."

 

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