DA Vance: Lamar Davenport Sentenced to 20 Years for Fatally Stabbing 33-Year-Old E’Dena Hines

January 17, 2019

Defendant Stabbed Victim 25 Times While Under the Influence of Alcohol, Drugs

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr., today announced the sentencing of LAMAR DAVENPORT, 33, to 20 years in state prison for fatally stabbing his 33-year-old girlfriend, E’Dena Hines, near her Washington Heights apartment building while under the influence of alcohol and drugs. On May 7, 2018, DAVENPORT was convicted of Manslaughter in the First Degree following a bench trial in New York State Supreme Court.

“Ambitious and driven, E’Dena Hines was deeply loved by family and friends before her life was brought to a horrific and tragic end by her boyfriend, Lamar Davenport,” said District Attorney Vance. “I would like to thank the prosecutors in my office for securing a prison sentence commensurate with his extraordinarily violent crime, and offer my sympathies to Ms. Hines’ loved ones as they continue to mourn.”

Assistant D.A.s Christopher Prevost, Chief of the Violent Criminal Enterprises Unit, and Peter Casolaro, Senior Trial Counsel for Trial Bureau 70, handled the prosecution of the case under the supervision of Executive Assistant D.A. John Irwin, Chief of the Trial Division. Trial Preparation Assistant Stephanie Littell also provided valuable assistance with the case.

Defendant Information:


New York, NY


  • Manslaughter in the First Degree, a class B felony, one count


  • 20 years in prison
  • 5 years post-release supervision