Mother of slain 9-year-old: 'More arrests coming'

- Felecia Demerson is spending another Christmas without her daughter.

"Trying to be in that holiday spirit for the other kids. I don't wanna depress anyone," Demerson explained.

She is still coming to terms with the fact that her "Sugar Plum," Felecia Williams, is never coming home.

"I'm just so confused about everything, " Demerson said.

Felecia Williams was only nine when she disappeared after visiting family-friend Eboni Wiley in May of 2014.

Wiley's boyfriend at the time, Granville Ritchie, is accused of molesting and killing Felecia, and later dumping her body near the Courtney Campbell Causeway.

Her mother hasn't missed many court dates.

"I feel outraged. I feel anger towards this person, because I don't look at him as a human being, " said Demerson.

Eboni Wiley, who Felecia entrusted with her pride and joy, is also facing charges of lying to police during the investigation. 

But Demerson said she is convinced another arrest is looming, "it's more than just him involved. It's true."

While Felecia won't say who the other person she referred to is, or when another arrest would happen, she expects everyone involved will face justice and she plans to be there when it happens.

"As long as I breathe, I'm going to be at every court date, " said Demerson. 

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