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Man convicted in 'Facebook murders' gets 2 consecutive life sentences

October 29th, 2013 11:35 am by John Thompson, NET News Service

Man convicted in 'Facebook murders' gets 2 consecutive life sentences

Marvin Potter

MOUNTAIN CITY — A man convicted of killing a couple in what has been dubbed the "Facebook murders" received double life sentences in prison this morning.

Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter Jr. was found guilty Oct. 11 of two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Billy Payne, 36, and Billie Jean Hayworth, 23. 

Payne and Hayworth were murdered at their residence at 128 James Davis Lane in Mountain City on Jan. 31, 2012. Both were shot in the head and Payne had his throat cut. Hayworth was shot while holding her 6-month-old son. The baby was uninjured but left in its dead mother’s arms.

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