E’Dena Hines was found murdered. It became mainstream news because her grandfather by adoption is the actor Morgan Freeman. News reports talk of him as her step-grandfather or god-grandfather. E’Dena was the granddaughter of Morgan’s first wife Jeanette Adair Bradshaw, and Freeman had adopted Bradshaw's daughter, therefore establishing a relationship with Hines that was a close one. For years, Freeman took Hines to film openings, as his plus one.
In 2008, there was talk of The Dark Knight curse, and Freeman almost died in an automobile accident. See here.
It will be recalled that Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was the focus of the dramatic destruction scene of the Gotham Football Stadium in The Dark Knight Rises.
Back to the weekend...
On August 16, 2015, police responding to a 911 call at about 3 am found 33-year-old E'Dena Hines lying on the street with multiple stab wounds to her chest. She was pronounced dead at Harlem Hospital. Hines, an actress who had appeared on Broadway and on red carpets at Freeman’s side, was stabbed 16 times, officials said. Hines was attacked on West 162 Street near St. Nicholas Avenue, a few buildings from where she lived, law enforcement authorities and other sources reported.
Lamar Davenport (or Lyric, as his rapper name labeled him) was screaming, "Get out, devils! I cast you out, devils! In the name of Jesus Christ, I cast you out" over E’Dena’s copse.
But what of the killing being near St. Nicholas Avenue?
Nicholas: From the Greek name Νικολαος (Nikolaos) which meant "victory of the people."
Jim Brandon wrote me in 2012, that he "wanted to add...to the Names of Power list – Nicholas and permutations (from Old Nick and Santa Claus up)...."
Police arrested 30-year-old Lamar Davenport, 30, at the scene, and later charged him with second-degree murder.
The Daily Mirror says that E’Dena had recently returned to NYC after teaching underprivileged youth in Memphis, Tennessee.
Hines was a graduate of NYU's Graduate Acting Program and played Beneatha in A Raisin in the Sun on Broadway in 2012.
She'd left the city to teach in her hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, but returned to New York in April 2015, to co-star in the indie film Landing Up.
"She was an amazing, incredible, loving human being," the film's director, Daniel Tenenbaum, told The New York Post. Stacey Maltin is also a writer/producer/actor on the film.
After a group of children boarded his helicopter, one nine-year-old child filmed the experience on video.
“Mr. Trump … Are you Batman?” the child asked.
“I am Batman,” Trump replied.
He was checking the engine of his Batmobile while standing in the fast lane of eastbound I-70 Sunday night when his car was hit by a Toyota Camry. The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. near the unincorporated community of Big Pool.
Owing Mills is the home to the Baltimore Ravens' headquarters facility and many companies. The TV program Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser was produced by Maryland Public Television at its studios in Owings Mills; many viewers became familiar with the town as the mailing address of the program. Many people have also become familiar with the town as the mailing address of the weekly automotive series MotorWeek. Local roads can often be seen on the program.
Known as the Route 29 Batman, Robinson had spent the weekend at SummerFest in South Charleston.