February 10, 2012

Headline NewZ: Think Twice Before You Defriend Someone on Facebook

One might find it totally normal to do a little Facebook "spring cleaning" and de-friend those people with whom you rarely have any contact. After all, no one wants to see Farmville requests from the same people they DON'T talk to over and over in their News Feed.

Well, how about if I told you that you should probably think twice before clicking 'Unfriend'? Why? Because people are UNBELIEVABLY CRAZY!

In Nashville, a couple who 'defriended' a woman on Facebook were murdered in their home by the shunned woman's father and another accomplice. Normal, right?

Billy Clay Payne, Jr. and Billie Jean Hayworth were killed last month after they deleted Jenelle Potter, the daughter of one of the suspects, from their 'friends' list. They two victimes were shot in the head and the the male Billy had his throat cut. If your jaw is on the ground right now, keep there for this next sentence: The couple's 8-month-old baby was in the dead mother's arms, unharmed.

Marvin Enoch Potter, Jr., 60, and Jamie Lynn Curd, 38, were arrested and charged with two counts of first-murder.   No charges were brought up against the aforementioned Janelle Potter.  Talk about Daddy's Girl.

[In case you're not picking up on the common theme here, all of these people have three names - first, middle, last. If you know someone who goes by their first-middle like that, stay away -- especially if there's a "Jr." up in there as well.]