Jerry Campbell describes his sister Anna as a million dollar baby. He says she was born with a disease and had to be in an incubator. She made it through, and Jerry says his family vowed to always take care of Anna.
"My sister was the best little girl in this world. There was nothing my sister wouldn't give her heart for. My sister would give her heart to anybody. She would do anything for anybody," Jerry Campbell said.
Jerry says he feels like he failed because he was not there Thursday, when Anna was found dead at her home on East Delaware Street. Family members say she lived here with her boyfriend Robert Hicks, who was known as Bobby. The family says they dated for 7-8 years. Jerry says Hicks abused Anna and says a few months ago, he broke her arm with a sledge hammer.
"To me, he was a devil. He treated my sister badly. He beat on her. I've seen him choke her. He gets so hopped up on pills so bad, he would just snap," Campbell said.
This picture of Anna is from Jerry's wedding in 2000. Jerry loved his sister and says she helped his wife take care of their daughter.
"The way I would like her to be remembered is she was loving, caring, and you couldn't ask for no better person," Christina Campbell said.
Jerry tells Eyewitness News he begged his sister to leave Hicks because he says he knew he would kill her.
"She thought that was her knight in shining armor, but it wasn't. He was the wrong one, and now, I'm sitting here in this world without my sister. And now my sister is down at the county morgue laying on a piece of steel dead," Jerry Campbell said.
An autopsy is scheduled for Saturday.