Skip to comments.Facebook murder: Tennessee couple killed in their home after 'defriending' woman
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.
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LOL! Classic hillbilly names....
Sigh. Now comes “The Facebook Killer” movie....
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.
The Brits love making fun of us Yanks.
Did a title search, but did not find anything under my title.
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."
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?
On the Lifetime Channel
Hmmmm...makes me a little nervous about some of my posts here.
Oh man...you got that right....this has Lifetime Network written all over it.....
Glad you’re amused. You’d probably bust a vessel if he’d killed their cat, though.
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.
Always knew that that Facebook thingy and Twitter thingy were evil. Told you so.
So, we have to conclude that Mr. Potter and Ms. Payne aren't all bad.
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
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.”
Err, that would be Ms. Curd.
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!
“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.
It is low hanging fruit much of the time.
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.
tell that to the morons I work with.
Facebook is their life and if you do not friend them, there is hell to pay.
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.
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.)
I’m on FB, but I do Twitter mostly. I could go for days without FB.
Actually, i posted before i read the story and when i found out there were the victims, I felt bad for posting that...
I canceled my FB account late last year. It was just making me increasingly uneasy, though I couldn’t say why.