Mor­gan Free­man’s rel­a­tive stabbed to death in New York

The China Post - - ARTS -

Os­car- win­ning ac­tor Mor­gan Free­man’s step-grand­daugh­ter was stabbed to death by her boyfriend in New York, U.S. media re­ported Sun­day.

E’Dena Hines, 33, was found on a Man­hat­tan street early Sun­day morn­ing with mul­ti­ple stab wounds, of­fi­cials said. She was pro­nounced dead in a hos­pi­tal shortly af­ter.

Her boyfriend had al­legedly yelled: “Get out devils! I cast you out devils, in the name of Je­sus Christ! I cast you out!” as he car­ried out the at­tack, wit­ness Ge­orge Hu­dacko told the New York Post.

A 30-year-old man who po­lice said was the boyfriend was taken into cus­tody and hos­pi­tal­ized for a psy­cho­log­i­cal eval­u­a­tion, po­lice told the New York Times.

Though they were not di­rectly re­lated, the vic­tim’s grand­mother had once been mar­ried to Free­man, the Times re­ported.

Hines ap­peared as a re­cep­tion­ist in the film “5 Flights Up,” which was re­leased in May and also fea­tures Free­man.

In a Face­book post­ing, Free­man called the death “tragic and sense­less.”

In a state­ment from his pub­li­cist on Sun­day, Free­man said: “The world will never know her artistry and tal­ent, and how much she had to of­fer.”

Free­man is known in­ter­na­tion­ally for his pres­ence in a plethora of films and tele­vi­sion shows and he won the best sup­port­ing ac­tor Os­car in 2005 for his role in “Mil­lion Dol­lar Baby.”

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