Tamorian Moore Wiki – Bio
Tamorian Moore, a Texas man has been arrested and charged with murder after claiming he blacked out and “Lucifer” killed his 81-year-old neighbor, according to an arrest affidavit.
Police officers were called to the victim’s Austin apartment for a wellness check just before 2 p.m. on February 18, according to a news release from the Austin Police Department. The caller said they had been waiting to hear from Leonard Foster for several days.
Tamorian Moore is 23 years old.
Leonard Foster allegedly killed by Tamorian Moore
The person claimed to have gone to Foster’s home, where a door was open and his car was missing, according to the statement. They also reportedly told police they saw 23-year-old Tamorian Moore driving Foster’s car before taking bags of trash from Foster’s apartment.
Officers arrived and detained Moore while he was holding garbage bags, according to police. The cops then searched Foster’s apartment, but he wasn’t there. Investigators learned that Moore was a neighbor of Foster’s and eventually found Foster’s body inside Moore’s apartment, police said.
Citing the arrest affidavit, Fox 7 Austin reports that when police questioned Moore, he said he thought Foster was trying to seduce him and “Lucifer” killed him. He reportedly added that he passed out and wasn’t sure how “Lucifer” committed the murder, which also happened on Foster’s 81st birthday.
The Travis County Medical Examiner’s Office determined that Foster died of blunt force trauma and had cuts on her body. Foster’s family believes he was the victim of a hate crime and possibly targeted because he was gay.
“We would like to see the charges updated,” Foster’s niece Debra Adams told KXAN. Police have not confirmed if this is the path they intend to take in their investigation, as it is currently unclear if Foster’s sexual orientation was a motivating factor in the crime.
Adams described her uncle as having a “wonderful, beautiful spirit.” Moore is being held in the Travis County Jail on a first-degree murder charge. It is not clear if he pleaded guilty or hired an attorney to speak on his behalf.
Anyone with information about the homicide case is asked to contact the Austin Police Department at 512-974-TIPS.