Facebook Defriending Triggers Double Murder
Marvin Potter charged with 'senseless' Tennessee slayings
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 9, 2012 12:40 AM CST
Jamie Curd, 38, has been charged as an accessory to the slayings.   (Johnson County Sheriff's Department)

(Newser) – Two Tennessee men have been charged with killing a couple over what police describe as a "senseless and stupid" motive: A defriending on Facebook. Marvin Potter, 60, was enraged by the couple's decision to scratch his 30-year-old daughter from their list of friends, according to police. The two were found shot dead in their home, with their 8-month-old daughter lying unharmed in her mother's arms, reports AP.

Potter was charged with first-degree murder after an intensive week-long police investigation, reports the Johnson City Press. Investigators found that the couple had complained about Potter's daughter harassing them on the Internet and over the phone. A friend of Potter's, who police said had romantic feelings for his daughter, has been charged as an accessory to murder.

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chezwhat
Feb 10, 2012 12:37 AM CST
Two more santorum votes lost.
William_Herbert
Feb 9, 2012 6:26 PM CST
If you had asked me which one was the 60-year old and which was the 38-year old, I wouldn't be able to tell you. Ah well, at least they are going to spend the rest of their worthless, cracker, hillbilly lives in prison for the stupidest fucking reason ever.
FartyMcBlasterPants
Feb 9, 2012 3:23 PM CST
Facebook really helps bring you closer to the...um...people who hate you and want to kill you.