DA: Facebook posting of fatal shooting victims is "the poorest of taste"
Authorities don't know why crime scene pictures of two murder victims are on display in the front yard of two brothers once charged in the killings.
"It's pretty upsetting for the people who knew Bill and knew Mike and knew the situation," said Roane County chief deputy Tim Phillip said after the discovery of the pictures of former co-worker, Bill Jones, and Jones' ride along passenger Mike Brown.
The victims were found shot to death after a 2006 shootout with brothers Rocky and Leon Houston. After years of legal battles in court, the Houstons were not convicted in Jones and Brown's murders.
District Attorney General Russell Johnson said in a press release even though photos showing the victims following the shooting are public record, he called the displays, "the poorest of taste."
Four pictures are posted on a Facebook page belonging to a woman claiming to be a friend of the Houstons. Those same pictures are near of Rocky Houston's home in Ten Mile.
"It's been out there for 20 hours, and there's no telling who made copies of those pictures. It seems like it can be an ongoing thing," said Chief Phillips.
10News spoke to Rocky Houston Thursday afternoon about the photos. He wouldn't confirm nor deny if he posted the photos on this sign or on Facebook, but said he would leave the display up.
He claimed his reasoning is to show his anger with the justice system.
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