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Barbara Potter biography: 13 things about Mountain City, Tennessee woman


Barbara Mae Potter is a white woman from Tennessee, United States. Here are 13 more things about her:


  1. She is from Mountain City, Johnson County, Tennessee, United States.
  2. She previously lived in Toughkenamon, New Garden Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA.
  3. She is Marvin “Buddy” Potter Jr.‘s wife. She is 2 years older than him.
  4. In 1980, she gave birth to Jenelle Leigh Potter. Jenelle is Jamie Lynn Curd‘s ex-girlfriend.
  5. In 2005, he moved to Mountain City with Buddy and Jenelle.
  6. Buddy and Curd allegedly fatally shot Billy Payne and Billie Jean Hayworth, whose bodies were found dead inside their Mountain City home on January 31, 2012. On February 6, 2012, Buddy was arrested. During a search warrant of their Mountain City home on February 7, 2012, one of the police officers assisting in the search allegedly saw her trying to destroy computer printed photographs of one of the murder victims.
  7. On September 20, 2012, she was indicted on one count of tampering with evidence.
  8. On September 24, 2012, she was arrested without incident and booked into the Johnson County Jail in in Cleburne, Texas. Her bail was set at $50,000.
  9. In May 2015, she and Jenelle were indicted in the murders of Payne and Hayworth while Buddy, who was convicted in the murders, received two life sentences. Senior Judge Jon Kerry Blackwood merged the conspiracy and murder convictions, which was not still valid when she and her daughter were convicted.
  10. While serving two life prison sentences, she and Jenelle appeared in a courtroom in Washington County, Tennessee in April 2019 to correct an error on Blackwood’s judgment in May 2015. The technical error had no impact on their sentences.
  11. During a post-conviction hearing in August 2021, she was granted a new trial on the grounds that her original trial attorney Randy Fallin presented a conflict of interest in representing both her and Buddy in their murder trials.
  12. On November 10, 2021, she pleaded guilty to two counts of facilitation of first-degree murder in Washington County court. She told the judge that she encouraged Buddy and Curd to murder Payne and Hayworth in January 2012.
  13. She was 71 years old when she pleaded guilty to two counts of facilitation of first-degree murder on November 10, 2021.

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