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Facebook “defriending” led to double murder

Posted by DreamSharer on February 12, 2012

NASHVILLE, Tenn – A Tennessee couple who “defriended” a woman on Facebook were murdered in their home by the jilted woman’s father and a second cousin of one of the victims,, on Thursday.

“It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said, adding he had never seen anything like it in his 27 years in law enforcement in the area. “We’ve had murders, but nothing like this. This is just senseless.”

Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed last month after they deleted Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects, from their “friends” list. Both were shot in the head and the man had his throat cut.

The couple’s 8-month-old baby was in the mother’s arms, unharmed, when the bodies were found.

Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter Jr., 60, and Jamie Lynn Curd, 38, were each charged on Wednesday in Mountain City in northeastern Tennessee with two counts of first-degree murder. The men were arrested on Tuesday.

The case was not the first involving violence linked to Facebook. Last year in Iowa, a woman was arrested on accusations of setting fire to a friend’s garage after she was defriended on Facebook as well.

In Texas, a man was accused of hitting his wife after she failed to “like” a Facebook post he wrote about the anniversary of his mother’s death.

In the last Tennessee case, a couple of harassment cases had been filed against Jenelle Potter in court over “someone blocking her or taking her off their friends list.”

“Once you’ve crossed her, you’ve crossed her father too,” Reece said, adding that Jenelle Potter, in her late 20s or early 30s, stays home with her parents and was constantly on Facebook.

Her father, “Buddy” Potter, will return to court next week for a bond hearing after he hires an attorney. Curd, was appointed an attorney and bond was set at $750,000 for each murder count. His preliminary hearing will be in March.

No charges have been filed against Jenelle Potter, the sheriff said.

So basically, a crazy woman kills a couple over a senseless social network for defriending her and orphans their 8-month-old baby who had witnessed the slicing of his/ her father’s throat and the shooting in his/her mother’s head and will never have parents for the rest of the baby’s life, how fair is that?

I don’t care if she wasn’t the one who killed the couple, personally she deserves the worst punishment for what she did to that baby’s life. She had the privilege of living with her parents until she is in her early 30′s and all she does is spend her time on facebook, well that child will never have that kind of privilege and who knows what will happen to that 8-month-old baby? Is he going to end up in a foster home? Is he going to have to work since childhood for food and shelter? The worst thing about this case is this innocent baby who now has to open his eyes the next morning and never be in his mother’s arms ever again!!!! I am extremely sick to just think of what this world has come to. I wish I could just adopt that baby and give him the kind of life I could offer rather than see this innocent child suffer because of one horrifying insane women and her monstrous insane father!

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