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Family Pleased with Arrest in 2011 Murder

By Heather Mathis
By hmathis@wbbjtv.com

JACKSON Tenn.- A Madison County Grand Jury handed down an indictment Monday, in a Jackson murder case that has been unsolved for more than a year.

Demetris Cole was fatally shot in October of 2011 while at a friends apartment.

"A lot of times I have to do everything in my power to keep from crying," said Demetris' mother, Dosha Howard.

The family finally got some answers. Damarcus Cole, who is not related to the victim, was indicted on first degree murder, felony murder, and aggravated robbery. Investigators believe Damarcus invited Demetris back to his apartment and arranged for two men to rob him. Demetris was fatally shot.

"I always said what's done in the dark will come to light. I never had any doubt they would get anyone," said Howard.

Jackson Police said the investigation is still ongoing to find the other two suspected men involved.

"Me, looking at Jackson's murder record and all the unsolved cases, I feel very blessed to be where we are now," said Demetris' sister, Ashley Cole.

Damarcus Cole is currently jailed in Chester County where he pleaded guilty to robbing a convenience store, and was sentenced to six years. Damarcus will be brought to Madison County to be arraigned on the new charges.