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The Jackson woman said her son Edward Evans' body was badly decomposed after it was found behind a house on Barrett Avenue. The Jackson woman said her son Edward Evans' body was badly decomposed after it was found behind a house on Barrett Avenue.
Jackson police charged Cedric Ratliff, 25, with the July 2012 murder. Jackson police charged Cedric Ratliff, 25, with the July 2012 murder.
"I couldn't have a proper burial for him. I had to cremate him," said Gilmore. "I couldn't have a proper burial for him. I had to cremate him," said Gilmore.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A murder suspect who was arrested for drugs while out on bond and then released on bond again was picked up by U.S. Marshals task force personnel Friday in Georgia.

According to the U.S. Marshals Service, Cedric Ratliff was wanted by the Mississippi Department of Corrections for "violation of supervision."

Task force personnel took Ratliff, 25, into custody around 10:30 Friday night as he was leaving a Day's Inn in Stone Mountain, GA.

Ratliff was in possession of cocaine and marijuana when he was arrested, according to the U.S. Marshals Service. He was taken to the Gwinnett County Jail where he will face charges in Georgia for the drugs and to await extradition to Mississippi.

Naketria Glenn, 26, of Jackson was will Ratliff and also arrested.

Ratliff's drug arrest Saturday in Jackson drew outrage from the mother of the teen he's accused of killing.

Demetria Gilmore feels the justice system has failed her because Ratliff has been free to walk the streets since her son's fatal shooting.

"I couldn't have a proper burial for him. I had to cremate him," said Gilmore.

The Jackson woman said her son Edward Evans' body was badly decomposed after it was found behind a house on Barrett Avenue. The 15-year-old, who had been reported missing for over a week, was fatally shot.

Jackson police charged Ratliff with the July 2012 murder.

While out on bond, Ratliff was arrested June 6 for possession of nearly half a pound of marijuana at a home on Cox Street.

"His cousin found his body at an abandoned house. He was shot and killed by Cedric Ratliff, and we just want to know why this man is not locked up in jail. Why is he steadily able to get out of jail, bond out, and get in more trouble and the law is not doing anything," asked the grieving mother.

Gilmore learned about Ratliff's arrest while watching the news June 6 and contacted the Hinds County District Attorney Monday.

Ratliff was free on a $50,00 bond in connection with the teen's murder.

According to Ratliff's family, he said he was protecting himself from a group of men trying to break into his home.

"He got these two drug charges on him, and it's a murder on him. So I'm asking the system what are they gonna do for me and my son, the justice to ease my worry and my pain so nobody else can go through what I went through," questions Gilmore.

Hinds County District Attorney Robert Schuler Smith is requesting that the Mississippi Department of Corrections revoke Ratliff's non-adjudicated status, accept his guilty plea and sentence him.

Smith said if the Department of Corrections does not take action he will file a motion to revoke bond in Hinds County Court.

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