Lamar Davenport, Accused of Killing Morgan Freeman's Step-Granddaughter E'Dena Hines, Pleads Not Guilty

The 30-year-old aspiring rapper, now accused of murder, says he's innocent

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Lamar Davenport, the man accused of killing E’Dena Hines, has pleaded not guilty to her murder.

Hines, the 33-year-old step-granddaughter of Morgan Freeman, was stabbed to death on August 16. Davenport was her boyfriend.

According to documents obtained by Newsday, Davenport ranted to police about Jesus Christ and the devil after his arrest.

“I don’t even know why I’m here right now,” Davenport allegedly told officers.

In court on Tuesday, an attorney representing Davenport told a judge that her client was scheduled to undergo a psychiatric evaluation on Thursday morning.

Last month, witnesses told PEOPLE that they saw Hines being attacked. Cops found Hines’ body on the street with at least 15 stab wounds.

Within hours of the stabbing, the NYPD had charged Hines with murder.

After the murder, Freeman expressed sorrow at the loss of his first wife’s granddaughter. “The world will never know her artistry and talent,” he said in a statement, “and how much she had to offer.”

An attorney for Davenport did not return PEOPLE’s calls for comment.

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