Step-grandaughter of Morgan Freeman murdered in New York

Step-granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman has been stabbed to death in New York.

Step-granddaughter of actor Morgan Freeman has been stabbed to death in New York.

Actor Morgan Freeman has paid tribute to his step-granddaughter, who was stabbed to death in New York.

Officers responding to a 911 call at around 3am on Sunday found 33-year-old Edena Hines lying on the street with multiple stab wounds to the chest. She was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital.

A 30-year-old man who police say was in a relationship with Ms Hines was taken into custody at the scene – in front of the victim’s apartment on West 162nd Street.

Police say he is undergoing a psychological evaluation at a hospital. No charges have been filed.

Mr Freeman issued a statement that said: “The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer.”

Ms Hines had studied acting and was involved with teaching urban youth. She is the granddaughter of Freeman’s first wife.

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