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ADA Brooks' book about the Facebook Murders goes on sale in February

Assistant district attorney, Dennis Brooks, was one of the prosecutors in the trial of the murder of Billie Jean Hayworth and Billy Clay Payne, widely known as “The Facebook Murders.” His book, “Too Pretty to Live: The Catfishing Murders of East Tennessee” is scheduled to be released by Amazon.com in paperback and via Kindle on February 16, 2016. The book is a true crime story based on the case that occurred in Johnson County, Tennessee.
Both mother and daughter, Barbara and Jenelle Potter, were found guilty on two counts of murder in the first degree for the roles they played in the deaths of Hayworth and Payne. Marvin Potter, husband of Barbara and father to Jenelle, is currently serving two life sentences for the double murders. Jamie Lynn Curd, was also charged with murder, but received a reduced sentence for his testimony during the trial for Barbara and Jenelle Potter. Both Hayworth and Payne had been found murdered in their home, their infant son discovered unharmed in his mother’s arms.
Attorney for the defense, Cameron Hyder, asked Judge Blackwood to consider keeping Brooks from publishing his book until all appeals were exhausted in the case. Blackwood informed Hyder he was unable to rule on the request as he had no authority to stop book publication, but the request could be addressed later in the Criminal Court of Appeals. All motions brought by Hyder that day with regard to preventing Brooks from publishing his book were denied.