DA Vance: Lamar Davenport Indicted for Murdering 33-Year-Old Girlfriend E’Dena Hines

September 22, 2015

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the indictment of LAMAR DAVENPORT, 30, for fatally stabbing his girlfriend, 33-year-old E’Dena Hines, outside of her Washington Heights apartment building last month. The defendant is charged in a New York State Supreme Court indictment with one count of Murder in the Second Degree.[1]

“West 162nd Street was the scene of a brutal and shocking act of violence in the early morning hours of August 16th,” said District Attorney Vance. “Beloved to her family and friends, E’Dena Hines had recently returned to New York City to pursue her acting career, but her life was tragically cut short before she could achieve her dreams.”

According to court documents and statements made on the record in court, at approximately 3:00 a.m. on August 16, 2015, DAVENPORT repeatedly stabbed Ms. Hines in front of her apartment building on West 162nd Street, stabbing her at least 25 times in the back, chest, and arm. Eyewitnesses called 911, and police officers apprehended DAVENPORT at the scene. Ms. Hines was taken to Harlem Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Assistant District Attorney Christopher Prevost is handling the prosecution of this case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorney Christopher Ryan and Executive Assistant District Attorney John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. 

Defendant Information:

New York, NY


  • Murder in the Second Degree, a class A felony, one count

[1] The charge contained in the indictment is merely an allegation, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty. All factual recitations are derived from documents filed in court and statements made on the record in court.