EVANSVILLE, IN (WFIE) - The woman who found 49-year-old Darryl Foster murdered in his Evansville apartment this week is speaking out about who Foster was and how the family is handling this loss.
Latonya Poole says they might not share a blood line but Foster has been a part of her family since he was 15-years-old.
She says Foster was recently released from prison and was starting the next chapter of his life in a new apartment.
She says Antonio Handley, the man charged with Foster's murder, is his nephew.
"Antonio helped him when he first got out, Tonio clothed him, helped him get his place and Darryl was just loved, they loved each other you know. Like I said, they always was together. Darryl was to the point, but he liked to have fun. Darryl was about family, he loved family, he was about family," said Poole.
Poole says she was with Handley in the hospital, "and he said, 'Auntie, the family's going to be mad at me.' I said 'no, for what?' He said 'No that family's going to be.' I said 'Antonio, we're not mad at you, you have to let that stuff go. Let those demons go, holler Jesus'".
Shortly after that conversation, Poole's niece called from Foster's apartment. She saw blood on the screen door and on the ground. When she got to his apartment, she says she realized what Handley was talking about.
"Something made Antonio snap. I don't know what it was, but something had to be going on between the both of them that happened, but we're sorry that it happened, Tonio's sorry that it happened."
The family says they are still working to set funeral arrangements.
Antonio Handley will be in court for an initial hearing on Tuesday morning.