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)
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(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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