A young couple in Tennessee un-friended a woman on Facebook, then were murdered in their home by the jilted woman’s father and another man, police said on Thursday.
He said 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 Billy Clay Payne, Jr 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.
“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.”