sixty year old marvin potter of johnson county, tennessee has been charged with the murder of billy payne, jr., 36, and his 23 year old girlfriend billy jean hayworth. the couple were shot to death in their mountain city home, although (thank goodness!) their eight month old baby was found unhurt in his dead mother’s arms.
potter’s thirty year old daughter jennelle potter was un-friended by payne and hayworth after what the couple described as jennelle harassing them on facebook (and sometimes on phone). jennelle’s sometimes boyfriend jamie lynn curd (who is second cousin to billy payne) was charged with helping marvin potter. jennelle is probably going to be charged as well and guess where the police are looking for their evidence? yep, facebook. . . .
wow! unfriending gets you murdered? well, it reminds me of something that happened to me earlier this year. i was unfriended and blocked by a facebook friend who read my post about yoga. she was pretty upset with me and felt that i had disrespected her “sacred” place–namely, the yoga studio that she attends. she also defriended two of my other facebook friends on the same day. don’t worry–i have no interest in getting out a shotgun. in fact, i want to apologize to her but i’m a little uncertain how to do it or what i’m apologizing for. also, the tone of the email she sent me was pretty unequivocal and expressly told me to not respond.
i’m not sure how to send a note of apology and, oddly, her email went to my inbox while i was in the air coming back from having seen her. we hugged and kissed as we parted. i even mailed off a “thank you for having me” note before i opened up my email inbox. and i got very “wha. . . ?” emails from the two other ladies who were unfriended as well.
the odd thing is that i had been a skeptic about yoga. now i’m not so sure–i found one class made me stronger, calmer, and i even did a backbend (at fifty one this is no small accomplishment).