Murder Suspect Free On Bond Re-Arrested

Heather Raftery
Heather Raftery has been re-arrested.

FOLEY, AL- Murder suspect Heather Raftery’s freedom was short-lived.

Raftery, who was indicted on felony murder, robbery, arson and burglary charges in the 2014 death of Tommy Burdette, had been free on bond since December. But authorities say the 22-year old mother violated conditions of her parole.

The Baldwin County District Attorney’s Office says Raftery failed to take court-ordered drug tests. The D.A.’s office says Raftery also admitted to using the drug Xanax when she went in for one of her drug screenings.

Raftery and her former boyfriend Brandon Bledsoe are accused of breaking into Burdette’s residence, robbing him, shooting him then setting his house on fire in an attempt to hide the crime.

Bledsoe has remained in jail since his arrest on $750,000 bond.

Raftery will likely remain in jail until her trial.

Both defendants have trials in September.

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