2 more indicted in couple’s slaying

Cookeville High School student arrested for bringing gun to school  (Image 1)
Cookeville High School student arrested for bringing gun to school (Image 1)

MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn. (AP) – A grand jury has indicted two more people – a mother and daughter – in the killings of an East Tennessee couple.

The Johnson City Press reports a Johnson County grand jury returned indictments on Friday charging Barbara Mae Potter and Janelle Leigh Potter with two counts each of murder in the case. It wasn't clear whether the women had attorneys.

Police say the 2012 deaths of Billy Clay Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth stemmed from a dispute the couple had with Janelle Potter after they removed her as a friend from their Facebook page.

Two others are facing murder charges in the case: Marvin Enoch Potter Jr., who is married to Barbara Potter and the father of Janelle Potter, and Jamie Lee Curd, a family friend.

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