Billie Payne and Bille Jane Payne
Tennesee Mountian view city 2011
Small town 2500 people
a caller calls 911 frantic she found her friends baby and called to say he didn’t look right.
Back door was open she looked in and saw was Billie’s and Jane’s baby with blood all over him The mother’s corpes cratiling her 7 month old
She gets into the house and tells dispatcher they look like they have been beaten it looks like the mother was trying to get to the baby.
The dispatcher asks if she wants to try CPR and she says they’re both dead it’s too late
Billie Payne had a single shot to his head with his neck slashed in the parents bedroom
The Mother was in the babies room. It was about 5 ft apart from the master bedroom.
She had one gunshot wound to her face as well
The scene was clean they found no forensic evidence that stated anyone else besides them was in that house.
No prints or blood or shell casing.
Police said it looks like it was a profectional hit
Both Billie and Jane worked at a local cotton mill
They go to the Potter’s home they knew that the Potters and Payne’s had some issues.
Jenell Potter spent most of her time on social media. She was a 34 year old who moved in with her father Billie and Jane were attacking her on Social media calling her a whore saying she was ugly Could she of snapped after being social bullied.
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Jenell’s dad said she has a mental compasity of a 10 year old. That she can’t comprehend these vicious attacks. Her only friends have been her stuffed animals since 2005
Her dad says she was had this squeeky girl voice but i would have to disagree
Suspects include an ex CIA agent, The couples own parents, Jenell and even Jenelle’s father There was also speculation that someone hired a hit man and that this was a drug deal gone bad.
Jenelle might be operating on a fourth grade level but she has a PHD in manipulation leaving some to believe that she doesn’t have a learning disability at all.
Buddy and Barbra Potter Her parents say she has a mind set of a 10 year old and says her stuffed animals are her friends But she’s never been tested for a learning disability is this just her parents being over protective and wanting her to stay young forever?
Her parents had rules, no driving no working, be in by 12 no smoking or drinking god fearing gun loving family some say too paranoid. Even when her parents garden they pack a gun. Her dad was in the Military and then later with the CIA Both of her parents now tho are disabled buddy is even on an oxygen tank that he carries with him.
Jenelle said that her life became facebook and her parents were able to monitor every post she made.
Jenelle went to the Pharmacy and Tracy Greenwell took it upon her self to befriend Jenelle. She gave her her phone number and they started to go to the mall out to eat and even repelling.
Tracy’s brother is Billie Payne. A lot of people said that Jenelle was falling for Billie but Tracy doesn’t think so she set her up with a guy named Jamie Curd. A guy who’s smart with computers but a bit older than Jenelle. Jenelle started to see Jamie behind her parents back. He would even come over from time to time to “Fix” the family computer.
Jamie even give her a cell phone so they could talk without her parents knowing. She admits even though she was with Jamie she liked Billie and he liked her back.
At this time she is getting anonymously cyber bullied by someone on her friends list. They post on her page publically stuff like you’re ugly, no one likes you. whore, threatened to get raped.
Jenelle’s mom interveined with her facebook telling people to stop writing on her page.
Jenelle’s mom thinks she knows who it is it’s Billie Jean Hayworth Tracy confirms that Billie Jean hated Jenelle.
Billie Jean is engaged to Billie Payne. Jenelle according to her and others said she was obsessed with Billie Payne.
Lindsay Thomas said that she was facebook friends with all of them. Jenelle wasn’t as innocent as she seemed. She would publically post stuff like I wish Billie Jean and Billie Payne and that damn baby would die.
Stuff would go back and forth such as Billie is a slut. Jenelle is a fat ugly toad, Someone should kill Jenelle someone should kill Billie and that devil baby.
Jenelle started calling the cops on the Billie couple. They started throwing rocks at her dads car. One even said Billie Payne and on the other side Billie Jean and on the side said i’m your huckleberry.
They unfriended eachother.
FBI agent working on the case thinks it was a hit.
Jenelle’s dad is offensive first off in his first interview he says for some reason everyone wants to point fingers at us for some reason and the investigator responded with no one is pointing fingers at you we’re just trying to get information.
Jenelle response when asked if she knew anyone that would harm them she responded with no she doesn’t she doesn’t know anyone who would harm them and wouldn’t wish this on them. Then she comes forward saying they were harassing her and when she got on facebook later that evening is when she found out about what happened. She said they were jealous of her she said they thought she was too pretty for her own good. She told detectives that her and her secret boyfriend Jamie were not a thing
Jamie was taken to do a pollygraph when asked if he knew who killed Billie and Billie Jean he said no but the pollygraph said he lied.
Jamie asks a bizzar question. He asks if the CIA was here. He tells detectives he has been talking to a man named Chris who claims he is in the CIA and is here to protect Jenelle from her enemies. Jamie comes out and says that “Chris” Is actually Buddy Janelle’s over protective father as the killer.
But could this be a ploy does he really know who killed them or is he just trying to be a protective boyfriend to Jenelle He’s on an oxygen tank.
They try to get an confession on tape with Jimmy calling Buddy asking questions about Billie
With that Buddy got arrested. They knew he always had a weapon. and he looked like he was going to grab his gun and the police tackled him and put his hands behind his back.
He denied everything.
He told police that they told Jenelle they wanted to cut her head off they wanted to attack her in a bathroom and rape her. He then calls his wife from the police station and confesses to her on the phone saying he was involved with the murders. He doesn’t say how but he does say he was involved. He said he did some of it not all of it. His wife still today denies that he was involved and said he was with her that night.
Could this be that the 5 hour interrogation got to him or did he know who did it and he was covering it up? Barbra says that when they took him they took no Oxygen or medications with them and that he needs his oxygen daily all the time. He is basically on it all the time. She believes that he didn’t have enough oxygen going to his brain and he wasn’t in the right state of mind. On the phone in the interrogation room Barbra tells him he needs to say he’s not guilty.
They got a search warrant on the Potters house a ton of guns were confiscated over 60. Even an ammo belt over his oxygen tank
Knives were found Photos of the victims were in the living room too they were facebook photos one of the photos had BITCH written on it.
Photos were being ripped while the cops were there
family computer was taken
buddys truck was taken into custody which was found to be over 100 pages of emails of Jenelle and this “Chris” of Billie and Billie Jean plotting to kill Jenelle and facebook messages
Could this be a 3rd party who didn’t like the Paynes and saw a way to easily get rid of them and pin it on the Potters?
Both Buddy and Jamie are in custody saying they both had some involvment in the murders.
in these e-mails that were taped back together were some e-mails from Barbra Potter and this man named Chris warning Barbra about threats to her daughters life.
I think Chris is Jenelle
Barbra says the part of Buddy’s past with the CIA is top secret. He never talks about it.
All of the e-mails were pointing to an IP address coming from the house. The e-mail was registered in Jenelle’s name
Her mom and dad beleived it.
In the e-mail it even said we’ve had enough no one wants to kill anyone but we will.
Jenelle texts her boyfriend the day of the murder saying “Yes, he’s leaving now. I hear the car leaving” And said “I love you text me ASAP when you get back”
5:30 in the morning illegibily Buddy picks up Jamie and goes to the payne house.
Barbra is arrested
Jenelle is arrested
Buddy got 2 life sentances
Jamie got 25 years
Christopher Jayden takes the stand. He is a former classmate of Jenelle’s. He is in law enforcement but he is a state trooper not a CIA agent.
The defense says that she stole Chris’s identity to manipulate her parents and boyfriend into thinking she was endanger and killing her Crush Billie Payne and his Fiance Billie Jean.
There evidence is completely circimstational
They found Barbra guilty of first degree murder
Did Barbra know? Or was she a fully innocent bistanderd.
Barbra in the e-mails said she wanted the paynes dead including that damn baby. She denies this.
11 pages said that she was going to kill or hurt the paynes
She sent herself a e-mail on if god forgives murder.
She denies doing this as well
Jenelle denies having any responsibility on killing the Paynes
She said she never wanted them dead that she just disliked them. She denied making up Chris.
She shuts down in tears and still denies any resposibility