Morgan Freeman's granddaughter was murdered

Morgan Freeman's granddaughter was murdered

Edena Hines, 33, was found with stab wounds in front of her New York home. Her friend was taken into custody.

Oscar winner Morgan Freeman (78) reacted with dismay to the violent death of his granddaughter Edena Hines. On his Facebook page, the actor spoke of the "tragic and senseless death of my granddaughter". The 33-year-old was found Sunday morning with stab wounds in front of her home in the New York district of Washington Heights, as US media reported, citing the police. She was pronounced dead in the hospital.

The police said a 30-year-old had been taken into custody. According to this information, it is the friend of the killed. He kneeled on her and shouted incantations, reported the tabloid "New York Daily News", citing eyewitnesses. As reported by the Daily Mail, he shouted, "Get out, devil. In the name of Jesus Christ, I repudiate you". At first nothing was known about the motif. The man is being examined psychologically in a hospital.

Unrecognized talent

In a statement, Freeman said: "The world will never know again about her talent and how much she had to give." May you rest in peace, said the Oscar winner: "Your star will continue to shine brightly in our hearts." On his Facebook page, he thanked him for the sympathy and support his family had received.

Hines was the granddaughter of Morgan's first wife, Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, with whom he was married until 1979. According to the information on her website, she had studied acting at New York University for three years. Among other things, the 33-year-old had a small role in Freeman's new film "5 Flights Up". The film opened in the United States in May. Since she found little opportunity in New York to show her talent, she wrote on her website, she taught disadvantaged young people in her home town of Memphis, Tennessee, USA.

(APA / dpa / red.)