Johnson County

Family members of 'Facebook murder' victims speak out

'Facebook murder' family members

It was a horrific murder that shocked the Johnson County community -- a young mother was killed while clutching her six-month-old son. The child's father was murdered in the next room.

The latest arrests brought some comfort to the families of Billy Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth as they try to come to grips with the killings. Click here to read more.

For the first time, Payne's sister is speaking out from her family's home, which is where the murders happened back in January 2012. 

She tells us life hasn't been the same since the couple was shot killed. Hayworth was holding her little boy, Tyler, when the murder happened. Tyler, who is now two years old, was found partially under his mother's body and covered in blood.

The baby boy's only injuries were a cut lip and bruises from fingertips, as his mother clutched him for dear life. "I couldn't believe it at first. I was just in shock. I didn't know what to think. At first they told us that he had killed her and then himself, and I knew that wasn't possible," says Tracy Greenwell, Payne's sister. 

The Johnson County Sheriff's Office arrested Marvin Potter, Jr. and Jamie Lynn Curd after they say a Facebook spat led to murder. Click here to read more.

Investigators say the couple 'un-friended' Potter's adult daughter Janelle Potter, so he and her ex-boyfriend killed them.

Two weeks ago, deputies arrested Janelle and her mother. Barbara and Janelle Potter are now charged with conspiracy to commit murder.

All four suspects are awaiting trial.

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