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Marvin Potter found guilty in Facebook murder trial

Staff Reports • Oct 11, 2013 at 9:07 PM

A criminal court jury has convicted a Mountain City man on two counts of first degree murder in the January 2012 murder of a Mountain City couple.

The jury in Jonesborough found Marvin Enoch "Buddy" Potter guilty for killing Billy Clay Payne, 36, and Billie Jean Hayworth, 23, following a dispute over Potter's daughter being defriended on Facebook.

The jury also sentenced Potter to two life terms in prison.

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