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Potter and Curd bonds set at $1.5 million each

Marvin Enoch “Buddy” Potter, Jr. and Jamie Lynn Curd have been charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the death of Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth. The bond for the accused had been increased to $750,000 per charge, for a total of $1.5 million each.
Curd was arraigned and was represented by Public Defender R. O. Smith. Potter's attorney is Randy Fallin. While both men are accused in the murder, the arrest warrants signed by Special Agent Scott Lott of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) indicate that investigators believe Potter “did shoot both victims in the head, causing their deaths with intent and premeditations.” Curd's arrest warrant indicated he “aided in the commission of the homicides.”
Both Payne and Hayworth were found dead in their home on January 31st. They both had been shot in the head, with Payne's throat having been cut post-mortem. The couple's six month-old son was found unharmed in his mother's arms. More than 150 people were interviewed by the sheriff's department and TBI before the arrest of Potter and Curd. It has been reported that Facebook and internet disputes that led to the couple “unfriending” Janelle Potter, daughter of Marvin Potter, was the motive behind the double murders. It has also been reported that there were two previous court cases in Johnson County against Janelle Potter over both Internet and telephone harassment. Both Payne and Hayworth had been witnesses against Janelle, while Curd had testified on her behalf.
Both men remain in the custody of the Johnson County Sheriff's Department.
Curd and Potter are due to appear in court again on March 21, 2012 for a preliminary hearing.