Day 1 of Marvin Potter Trial Wrap-Up - WSPA.com

Trial underway in couple murder prompted by Facebook "defriending", Day 1 wrap-up

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • September Mugshots- Northeast Tennessee

    September Mugshots- Northeast Tennessee

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:39:45 GMT
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in September by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
    The following are mugshots of individuals arrested on a variety of charges in September by local authorities in Northeast Tennessee.
  • Letter found on body of Appalachian State student, police say

    Letter found on body of Appalachian State student, police say

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:29 PM EDT2014-09-16 19:29:44 GMT
    The Boone Police Department more released details Monday afternoon after the weekend discovery of a missing Appalachian State University student's body.
    The Boone Police Department more released details Monday afternoon after the weekend discovery of a missing Appalachian State University student's body.
  • The 10 cities with America’s worst drivers

    The 10 cities with America’s worst drivers

    Driving in cities on the East Coast doesn't sound too appealing, based on the latest edition of the Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. Of the 200 most populated cities in the country, 9 of the 10 places where it's least safe to drive are located in eastern states.
    Driving in cities on the East Coast doesn't sound too appealing, based on the latest edition of the Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. Of the 200 most populated cities in the country, 9 of the 10 places where it's least safe to drive are located in eastern states.
JOHNSON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

It's a local story that made national news - a couple murdered after investigators say one of them defriended someone else on Facebook.

A total of four people face charges in connection to the killings in Johnson County.


Marvin Potter pleaded not guilty in the deaths of Billy Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth last January.

"We are going to show you that you are in the midst of someone who was trained and cold-blooded enough to do that kind of act," said Assistant District Attorney Dennis Brooks in his opening statement.

Investigators say that Potter became angry after his daughter, Jennelle Potter was de-friended by the victims.

"What was their great sin? What did they do wrong? They chose not to be friends with Jenelle Potter."

Brooks then showed pieces of emails allegedly sent between potter and the other suspects.

But Potter's defense says the physical evidence just isn't there. 

"There were no fingerprints, there won't be blood stains, there's no DNA, the only ballistics test that you're going to hear talked about is what we just talked about, they're inconclusive at best," said Defense Attorney, Randy Fallin.

The trial resumed Tuesday. News Channel 11 has a crew in the courtroom. We'll have the latest developments beginning today on the news at 5 p.m. 

Copyright 2013 WJHL. All rights reserved. 


 

Powered by WorldNow

250 International Dr.
Spartanburg, S.C. 29303

Telephone: 864.576.7777
Fax: 864.587.5430
Email: webmaster@wspa.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.