Victim's girlfriend learned of murders through suspect

Lois Graff, Jeff Graff's wife, receives a hug at Tuesday's announcement.
Lois Graff, Jeff Graff's wife, receives a hug at Tuesday's announcement.
Felicia Larrauri with her daughter.
Felicia Larrauri with her daughter.

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - The 6th Avenue Krystal reopened Tuesday for the first time after two employees were killed in an armed robbery.

Krystal officials announced that 100-percent of Wednesday's sales will go to the families of Jessie Aguilar and Jeff Graff. The company is also donating $5,000 to each family.

Aguilar and Graff were found shot to death inside the restaurant early Wednesday morning. Jordaan Creque, Cassandra Eldred and Ezekiel Gholston were charged with two counts of capital murder. Creque and Eldred worked with the victims at the fast food restaurant.

Aguilar's girlfriend, Felicia Larrauri, was at the announcement Tuesday morning. She had one child with Aguilar and she is six months pregnant with their second child.

"I had always prayed for God to send me somebody as wonderful as him and there he was and now he isn't here anymore and it just kills me," said Larrauri.

Larrauri said she learned of Aguilar's death when one of the three suspects, Cassandra Eldred, called her the morning of the double murder.

She said Eldred never mentioned her boyfriend's name as one of the victims. After that conversation, Larrauri said her sister received a text from Eldred that said, "I just couldn't tell her. I couldn't be the one to tell her."

Graff's family was also at Tuesday's news conference. Both families said they are overwhelmed by the outreach they've seen so far from the community.

"I am still in shock but I know that Jeff is happy and he is where he was always meant to be," said his wife Lois Graff.

Lois Graff said she didn't know the Aguilar family before the murders.

"The support from them has been tremendous and they've been there for me and I hope I can be there for them," she said.

Both families said the community has already stepped up. They want to thank everyone for the prayers and cards and want to move forward from this horrible tragedy.

Donations can be made to the families at any Redstone Federal Credit Union location.

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