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Family member of homicide victim reacts to suspect being arrested in Virginia

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After a suspect in a 2001 double homicide was arrested in Virginia following his release from jail last year, the father of the homicide victim has more questions than closure.

"Why is he walking the streets?" asked Bucky Roy, whose daughter was a victim of the double homicide.

29-year-old Cameron Antoin Rayford, out on bond and prohibited from leaving the state of Alabama, was arrested May 5 in Amherst, Va. He was pulled over by a deputy for driving 100 mph and charged with reckless driving and being a fugitive of justice.

Rayford was arrested in May 2012 for the murders of 29-year-old Kimberly Roy, of Hueytown, and 28-year-old Sandie Lyn Mitchell, of Midfield. The two female victims were found shot to death inside a burned vehicle in Roosevelt City on November 20, 2001.

Rayford was released from jail last May on $150,000 bond.

"Over 17 years working homicides, I can't tell you how many times I've seen a person make bond and the next thing you know they're being arrested in another state or being arrested on another crime," said former Birmingham Police Department detective Jody Jacobs. "

Jacobs added: "I'm not against the court system. I've worked in it for 20 years. I believe in it, but maybe someone should go back and revisit it."

Both men are currently being held in the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Adult Detention Center without bond. Rayford is awaiting transfer to Jefferson County.

"There should be a guideline set up by the state that tells this is what must be done if you're charged with capital murder," said Roy. "I think this would be a great thing, and maybe this would be the justice Kimberly is looking for."

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