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Decision on new Potter trial still three months away

A specially appointed judge in the Billie Jean Hayworth and Billy Payne murder case told attorneys that a decision on the request for a new trial for Barbara and Jenelle Potter will not come for at least three more months.
Defense attorneys contend that a book written about the crime following the trial by the lead prosecutor in the case, Assistant District Attorney General Dennis Brooks, reveals details not known to them at the time. Their request for a new trial states that they would have approached their cross examination of Jamie Curd, who testified against the women, in a different manner had they been aware of evidence involving him that was revealed in the book. Curd is currently serving a 25-year sentence for his part in the murders and is eligible for parole in 2019 as a result of his testimony.
After hearing all the proof and arguments from counsel, Judge Don R. Ash said he has to read the trial transcript before he can make a ruling. He expects it to be about 120 days before the ruling is completed.