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Appeals Court upholds ruling in Marvin ‘Buddy’ Potter trial

The Tennessee Appeals Court recently upheld the ruling in the criminal trial for Marvin “Buddy” Potter.  Potter was convicted of two counts of first-degree murder of Bill Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth.  He is serving two consecutive life sentences.
The couple was killed in January, 2012 in their home in Johnson County.  Potter’s wife, Barbara and their daughter, Jenelle, were also convicted of first-degree murder and they are each serving two concurrent life sentences.
Marvin Potter’s attorneys claimed there was insufficient evidence and it contained hearsay testimony.  Those claims were denied by the state court of appeals.