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It's a double murder case that rocked a small Johnson County community. Two parents killed and the only witness was their six-month old child. Today, family members faced the accused killers in court.

Investigators say one of the suspects became angry after they were allegedly de-friended by one of the victims on facebook.

Back in January, Billy Jean Hayworth and Billy Payne were murdered in their Johnson County home.

Authorities initially arrested Marvin potter and Jamie Lynn Curd and charged them with first degree murder.

Then a year and a half later, Barbara and Jenelle Potter were arrested and now face the same charges.

For Beverly Garland...

"My whole world fell apart," Garland, "it felt like my soul had been ripped out in front of me."

Billy Payne was Garland's son.

"I'm still so angry but now it has turned into justice," said Garland, "and now that these two have been arrested it has just put it all together."

Garland sat quietly as Jennelle and Barbara Potter made their first appearance. The mother and daughter were joined by Jamie Lynn Curd -- Jenelle's ex-boyfriend, who also stands accused of murdering Billy Payne and Billy Jean Hayworth, along with Marvin Potter, after the couple allegedly de-friended Jenelle on Facebook.

"I mean over facebook. It just blows my mind," said Garland.
The next hearing will be held on October 29th -- when the state will make a motion to try Jamie Lynn Curd and Jennelle and Barbara Potter all in one trial.

 

 

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