The killer, who police sources identified as Lamar Davenport, 30, was taken into custody and the knife was recovered at the scene, authorities said.Hines was rushed to Harlem Hospital, but she could not be saved, police said.Officers found E’Dena Hines, 33, lying in the middle of W. Hines appeared to be topless, said another witness, Jovita Bedolla, 26, who saw the murder from her bathroom window.
She moved back to New York from Memphis, Tennessee for a role in an independent film.
She posted on her blog that she had returned to Memphis to teach underprivileged youth after her acting career had left her "unfulfilled".
Her star will continue to shine bright in our hearts, thoughts and prayers.
May she rest in peace.” The suspect was charged with second-degree murder on Monday.
Police declined to comment on the manner in which Ms Hines was killed, or any possible motive.
Mr Davenport remains at a medical facility in New York, where he will reportedly undergo psychological evaluation.
“I want to acknowledge the tremendous outpouring of love and support my family has received regarding the tragic and senseless passing of my granddaughter Edena Hines,” Freeman wrote.
“Thank you from the bottom of my heart.” Charges were pending against Davenport early Monday, according to authorities.
I also became aware that my voice was always heard above others which meant they all knew about me, but I didn’t actually know a lot about them.” In 2012, the 78-year-old Freeman and Hines denied they were dating and soon to be married.
“These stories about me and my grandfather are not only untrue, they are also hurtful to me and my family,” Hines said at the time.
“The world will never know her artistry and talent, and how much she had to offer,” Freeman said in a statement.