Morgan Freeman and E'Dena Hines at the premiere of The Dark Knight in 2008
Morgan Freeman's granddaughter E'Dena Hines was stabbed to death in Manhattan early on Sunday. Seems to be your average, run-of-the-mill botched exorcism, so police should have it wrapped up pretty quic--wait, what? From the New York Post:
"Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils! In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out!" the killer yelled as he plunged a hunting knife into 33-year-old E'Dena Hines' chest, according to George Hudacko, who witnessed the 3 a.m. attack from his apartment window in Washington Heights.
Hines, an actress who had appeared on Broadway and on red carpets at Freeman's side, was stabbed 16 times, officials said. Hines -- whose grandmother Jeanette Adair Bradshaw was Freeman's first wife -- was attacked on West 162nd Street near St. Nicholas Avenue, a few buildings from where she lived, cops and sources said.
Her live-in boyfriend, Lamar Davenport, 30, was in the throes of a drug-induced psychosis when he came after her, police sources said.
This is outrageous. When Bill de Blasio was elected Mayor of New York in 2014, he promised an end to exorcism-related stabbings. And now this. Heads are gonna roll . . . no pun intended.
During ABC's telecast of Barack Obama's inauguration this morning (wait, isn't he already President?), George Stephanopoulos spotted Morgan Freeman in the crowd. Which was news to Morgan Freeman, because that's Boston Celtics' legend Bill Russell. Racist asshole. I'm surprised he didn't start throwing chicken and waffles at him. "Booooooo, who invited you?"