A father shot dead a young couple after allegedly becoming upset that they deleted his daughter on Facebook.
Marvin Potter, 60, has been charged with the first degree murders of Billy Payne Jr, 36, and his 23-year-old girlfriend Billie Jean Hayworth, police said today.
Miss Hayworth's eight-month-old baby was found unharmed in her arms at their Mountain City home in Tennessee.
Shot dead: Billy Payne Jr (right) and his girlfriend Billie Jean Hayworth (left) were allegedly killed after defriending someone on Facebook Tennessee. Miss Hayworth's baby was found unharmed in her arms
Both victims had been shot in the head and Mr Payne had his throat cut, according to Timesnews.net.
The victims had complained to police that Jenelle Potter, 30, was harassing them after they deleted her as a friend on the social networking site, according to Sheriff Mike Reece.
The sheriff said: 'It's a senseless thing.'
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Miss Hayworth and Mr Payne had been living with his father, Billy Payne Sr who was the last person to see them alive.
He told detectives he saw Miss Hayworth get up to feed the baby before he left for work at 5.30 am on January 31.
Murder charges: Marvin Potter, 60, (left) and his friend Jamie Curd (right) were charged with first-degree murder in Mountain City, Tennessee
The couple's bodies were discovered five hours later when a former neighbour stopped by to pick up mail the family had collected for him.
Mr Payne was found in his bedroom and Miss Hayworth was found in the baby's room.
Marvin Potter's friend, Jamie Curd, 38, has also been charged in connection with the murders. Curd, 38, is believed to have romantic feelings for Miss Potter, according to the sheriff.
Police said there have been other cases where Miss Potter believed that she had been slighted by someone.
Upset: Mr Potter, 60, was alleged to have killed the young couple after they deleted his daughter Jenelle as a friend on Facebook
Shot dead: Victims Billy Payne Jr (right) and Billie Jean Hayworth (left) had complained that Jenelle Potter was harassing them
Potter and Curd were arraigned today. Potter asked for time to hire an attorney while Curd was assigned a public defender.
Assistant District Attorney General Matthew Roark said Curd's initial bond was raised to $1.5 million.
The DA agreed to wait until next week for Potter's bond hearing when he is expected to have an attorney. Potter remains in jail on his initial $200,000 bond.
Shootings: Billy Payne Jr and his girlfriend Billie Jean Hayworth were last seen by his father when he left for work at 5.30am on January 31
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