The sister of the slain teacher, Stephen Dillard, bravely spoke today, telling the world that he was a hero.

He spent his life working to help children. A teacher and a mentor, Dillard opened his home to foster children and youth. One of those youth has admitted to beating and stabbing Dillard until he died. No motive has been discovered. Ronshai Jenefor, who is 21 years old, is charged with murder and will be back in court in about a week for sentencing. Jenefor had been in Dillard’s home before, but had left a while ago. He returned recently, killing Dillard, then being picked up not far from the home.