Crimetracker: TN man found guilty in Facebook killings

JONESBOROUGH, Tenn. (AP)-- An eastern Tennessee man has been found guilty of killing two people in a dispute over being unfriended from a Facebook page.

Washington County Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood sentenced Marvin Enoch "Buddy" Potter Jr. Friday night to two life sentences for the deaths of 36-year-old Billy Payne and 23-year-old Billie Jean Hayworth. A jury returned guilty verdicts on the pair Friday night.

Three other people are charged with first-degree murder in the shootings, which police say were caused by Hayworth and Payne "unfriending" Potter's daughter, Janelle, on Facebook.

Payne and Hayworth were murdered at their home in Mountain City on Jan. 31, 2012.

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