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Facebook murder: Tennessee couple killed in their home after 'defriending' woman
The Telegraph ^ | February 10, 2012 | The Telegraph

Posted on 02/10/2012 1:52:42 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Police in Tennessee have arrested the jilted woman's father and another man and charged them with murder.

Billy Clay Payne 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 Mr Payne's throat was cut.

The couple's eight-month-old baby was found in the mother's arms, unharmed, when the bodies were discovered.

"It's the worst thing I've ever seen," said Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece, who has worked in local law enforcement for 27 years.

"We've had murders, but nothing like this. This is just senseless."

Marvin Enoch "Buddy" Potter Jr, 60, and Jamie Lynn Curd, 38, were arrested this week and charged with the murders.

The case is 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 the social network site, local media reported.

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, according to media reports.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: facebook; idiots; internet; murder; psychology
It's just Facebook, for cryin' out loud!
1 posted on 02/10/2012 1:52:47 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Billy Clay Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth

LOL! Classic hillbilly names....

2 posted on 02/10/2012 1:56:13 PM PST by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Sigh. Now comes “The Facebook Killer” movie....


3 posted on 02/10/2012 1:59:15 PM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Posted here: Facebook 'Unfriending' Led to Double Murder: Police
4 posted on 02/10/2012 2:03:18 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
It's not about Facebook really, but the media loves to hang it on something that will "bring it home" to people so they can gin up a controversy and get readers/viewers.

It's about psychos killing people. They do it for sneakers. They do it for fun. They do it for "disses". They do it for parking spots.

Psychos kill people. Always will.

5 posted on 02/10/2012 2:03:36 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
Daddy and the victims
6 posted on 02/10/2012 2:04:59 PM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The Brits love making fun of us Yanks.


7 posted on 02/10/2012 2:06:06 PM PST by Dogbert41 ("...or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. " -Jesus)
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To: nickcarraway

Did a title search, but did not find anything under my title.


8 posted on 02/10/2012 2:08:53 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: dead
"It's about psychos killing people. They do it for sneakers. They do it for fun. They do it for "disses". They do it for parking spots."

his is the OWS/Obama society at a glance. It is an America where the lawless, unaccomplished, ignorant and incompetent make up the growing underclass. It is an America where those who have sacrificed nothing ravage and destroy the lives of those who are productive contributors to society."

9 posted on 02/10/2012 2:21:05 PM PST by Baynative (Please check this out - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFIcZkEzc8I)
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To: Dogbert41

it’s not like we hand them plenty of ammo or anything

40+ years of liberal controlled education and societal norms... what do you expect?


10 posted on 02/10/2012 2:28:52 PM PST by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: treetopsandroofs

On the Lifetime Channel


11 posted on 02/10/2012 2:30:47 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Hmmmm...makes me a little nervous about some of my posts here.


12 posted on 02/10/2012 2:32:07 PM PST by HarleyD
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To: treetopsandroofs
Sigh. Now comes “The Facebook Killer” movie....

Oh man...you got that right....this has Lifetime Network written all over it.....

13 posted on 02/10/2012 2:35:38 PM PST by Mopp4
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To: Fawn

Glad you’re amused. You’d probably bust a vessel if he’d killed their cat, though.


14 posted on 02/10/2012 2:40:46 PM PST by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Social Networking, hmmmm.

Methinks folks are taking things a little to seriously.

One would have to say it’s a liberal thing.

Normal folks don’t spend their energy and lives on something as inane as FB.

JMHO, but I’m right.


15 posted on 02/10/2012 2:41:06 PM PST by wita
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Always knew that that Facebook thingy and Twitter thingy were evil. Told you so.


16 posted on 02/10/2012 2:45:39 PM PST by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
The couple's eight-month-old baby was found in the mother's arms, unharmed..

So, we have to conclude that Mr. Potter and Ms. Payne aren't all bad.

17 posted on 02/10/2012 2:46:24 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: Bubba Ho-Tep

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

“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.

Facebook Defriending Murder: Jenelle Potter, Daughter Of Accused Killer, Had History Of Cyber Fights

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/10/jenelle-potter-facebook-fight_n_1266844.html

Court documents obtained by The Huffington Post reveal a history of shouting matches, menacing phone calls and threats of violence that pitted 30-year-old Jenelle Potter and her parents against her onetime Internet friends.

The hostilities escalated into bloodshed last week when the woman’s father, Marvin Potter Jr., and an accomplice allegedly shot Billy Payne Jr. and his live-in girlfriend, Billie Jean Hayworth of Mountain City, Tenn., because they had deleted Jenelle from their list of friends on the social networking site.

“This Facebook thing was her whole life,” Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece told HuffPost. “If you deleted her, they [Potter and her parents] started harassing you. If you ran into them in the grocery store, you had an altercation with them. It was an ongoing thing with these people.”

Reece said his office received complaints from Potter’s parents when their daughter was blocked from other people’s social network profiles.

“These people that we’re dealing with, we’ve dealt with for some time,” Reece said. “But we never seen it go to this extent.”


18 posted on 02/10/2012 2:47:06 PM PST by kcvl
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To: OldPossum

Err, that would be Ms. Curd.


19 posted on 02/10/2012 2:47:13 PM PST by OldPossum (ou)
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To: wita
"Normal folks don’t spend their energy and lives on something as inane as FB."

Oooops...must have been a smudge on my monitor. I thought you typed, "...something as inane as FR."

Thems woulda been words worth fightin' over!

20 posted on 02/10/2012 2:48:04 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dead

“It’s about psychos killing people. They do it for sneakers. They do it for fun. They do it for “disses”. They do it for parking spots.”

Let’s get Dr. Seuss in here.

They do it for sneakers. They do it for fun. They do it for “disses”. They do it for GUM.

There. Fixed it.


21 posted on 02/10/2012 3:01:21 PM PST by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Dogbert41
The Brits love making fun of us Yanks.

It is low hanging fruit much of the time.

22 posted on 02/10/2012 3:03:14 PM PST by GingisK
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To: kcvl

Mountain City TN is about as Appalachia as it gets. I knew a woman from there once, and the town considered her sinful because she moved to a big city.


23 posted on 02/10/2012 3:32:16 PM PST by jdub (A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

tell that to the morons I work with.
Facebook is their life and if you do not friend them, there is hell to pay.


24 posted on 02/10/2012 4:16:16 PM PST by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: ronniesgal

Some people are nuts. My uncle’s cousin defriended me on facebook a while back, but you don’t see me going up the river for brutally killing him. In fact, we’re on a friendly basis in person.


25 posted on 02/10/2012 6:23:30 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: HarleyD

Hmmm, that gives me an idea. Maybe I should kill every FReeper on here who has mocked me, made fun of me, shut me down, bawled me out, cussed at me, criticized me, refuted one of my assertions, etc. I’d outdo the Green River killer.

(Anybody who thinks I’m series needs a checkup from the neck up.)


26 posted on 02/10/2012 6:27:34 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: wita

I’m on FB, but I do Twitter mostly. I could go for days without FB.


27 posted on 02/10/2012 6:29:20 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: gundog

Actually, i posted before i read the story and when i found out there were the victims, I felt bad for posting that...


28 posted on 02/11/2012 6:40:56 AM PST by Fawn (Anyone but OBOZO!!!!)
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To: ronniesgal

I canceled my FB account late last year. It was just making me increasingly uneasy, though I couldn’t say why.


29 posted on 02/11/2012 9:32:04 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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