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Marvin Potter found guilty in Facebook murder trial

Marvin Potter found guilty in Facebook murder trial

October 11th, 2013 4:16 pm by Staff Reports

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.

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Facebook murders case in hands of jury in Jonesborough

Facebook murders case in hands of jury in Jonesborough

October 11th, 2013 12:03 pm by John Thompson

Prosecutors and defense attorneys wrapped up closing arguments around noon today in the murder case against a Mountain City man accused of killing a young couple over his daughter's Facebook page.

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Defense begins in Facebook trial

Defense begins in Facebook trial

October 10th, 2013 9:57 pm by John Thompson

The judge overseeing the murder trial of Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter in the January 2012 shooting deaths of a Mountain City couple dismissed a felony murder charge against Potter, but allowed two charges of first-degree murder to stand Thursday.

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State rests in first Facebook Murders trial; one murder count dismissed

State rests in first Facebook Murders trial; one murder count dismissed

October 10th, 2013 3:45 pm by John Thompson

Judge John Kerry Blackwood said the state had not made the case for the felony murder charge against Marvin Potter, one of four people accused in the 2012 Johnson County slayings.

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Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

Second arrest made in investigation of children's home

October 10th, 2013 2:33 pm by RAIN SMITH- NET News Service

Warrants were served on the supervisor of a Sullivan County children's center on Thursday, marking the second arrest in an investigation of alleged sex and alcohol at the facility.

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Update: Woman charged with beating friend with bat at downtown Johnson City apartment

Update: Woman charged with beating friend with bat at downtown Johnson City apartment

October 10th, 2013 7:32 am by Staff Report

Brittany Nicole Taylor, 20, 111 W. Unaka Ave., No. 6, turned herself into police on Wednesday after the incident at her apartment a day earlier.

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‘I did it’ phone call to accused's wife part of testimony in Facebook murder trial

‘I did it’ phone call to accused's wife part of testimony in Facebook murder trial

October 10th, 2013 7:05 am by John Thompson

On the third day of the double first-degree murder trial of Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter Jr., the jurors heard a taped telephone conversation Potter made to his wife, Barbara, after he had been interrogated for 3 1/2 hours in which he told her “I did it.”

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Man accused of vehicular homicide seeks blood test’s omission

Man accused of vehicular homicide seeks blood test’s omission

October 9th, 2013 9:22 pm by Becky Campbell

A Telford man accused of vehicular homicide by intoxication wants his blood test omitted from the case, and attorneys argued the motion in Washington County Criminal Court Wednesday.

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Bus crash case delayed again, Gray scheduled back in court in December

Bus crash case delayed again, Gray scheduled back in court in December

October 9th, 2013 9:20 pm by Becky Campbell

The former Washington County school bus driver charged with injuring 39 student riders when she crashed on a county road last year was slated to plead guilty Wednesday, but the case hit another delay.

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Man charged after allegedly threatening Unicoi County deputy

Man charged after allegedly threatening Unicoi County deputy

October 9th, 2013 9:19 pm by Brad Hicks

An incident in the parking lot of the Unicoi County Courthouse led to the Wednesday afternoon arrest of a Johnson City man, according to Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley.

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