A Tennessee couple who defriended a woman on Facebook were murdered by the woman's father and another man.
It's the worst thing I've ever seen, said Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece, reported Reuters. We've had murders, but nothing like this. This is just senseless.
Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed in January. They deleted Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects form their friends list. They were shot in the head and the man had his throat slit.
An 6-month-old boy was found unharmed in the mother's arms. The baby was reportedly the couples.'
Reece said that after Potter realized she was defriended, she threatened the victims on Facebook. Potter's father, Marvin, became enraged and that is what led to the murders. He recruited another man, Jamie Curd, to assist him. The sheriff said that Potter has a history of acting aggressively after being defriended.
Apparently, she was on the internet all the time, Reece said, according to TriCities. That was her life. When she was a friend with someone on Facebook and they removed her, she went ballistic. This is just a senseless thing. That's no reason to kill people.
Marvin Potter, 60, and Jaime Lynn Curd, 38, were both charged on Wednesday in Mountain City with two counts of first-degree murder, reported Reuters. Curd is the second cousin of one of the victims.
According to court documents, another woman, Lindsey Thomas took Jenelle Potter to court over harassment charges on May 7, 2011, reported TriCities.
Jenelle Potter, whom I've never met, has been harassing me for months now, Thomas said in the complaint. She has called my phone anywhere from 5-20 times a day. I have asked her on more than one occasion to quit calling me, but have had no luck. This all started because I deleted her off my Facebook. She continues to lie and say stuff about me all over her Facebook. I have proof of phone calls and stuff on Facebook.
Curd's attorney, R.O. Smith said that there is more to the issue than Facebook.
I wish I could provide more of what went on, but there's needless to say a lot of rumors swirling around and nothing substantiated on the rumors.