Son-In-Law Charged with Murder of Jon and Marian Setzer in Lebanon Package Explosion
Updated: Friday, February 14 2014, 04:47 PM CST
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BREAKING UPDATE: Investigators announced an arrest has been made today in connection with the Lebanon explosion.
Son-in-Law Richard Parker has been charged with two-counts of felony premeditated murder, two counts of felony 1st degree murder, and one count of unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon.
"We do feel like we have the single person responsible for this crime in custody," said TBI Director Mark Gwyn
Parker lives behind the Setzer's home with their daughter and was arrested this afternoon.
He is being held on $1 Million dollar bond.
Investigators added the explosive package was placed at the home, not mailed as was previously believed.
According to a Fox News Report, Several papers, notes and magazines were found by investigators in and around the blast area, although it's unclear whether any of them were attached to the device, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Nashville Field Division stated.
"We're in the process of piecing together those notes," ATF spokesman Michael Knight said. "There were notes and papers and such in the area. We have not determined if those are directly or indirectly associated to the bomb."
Friends tell Fox 17 News Jon and Marian Setzer actually moved to the Lebanon home to be closer to their daughter who lives in the home with Parker behind them.
"From what I gather everything she did was about family," said family friend Teresa Barlow.
Jon Setzer, 74, died during the initial explosion, but Marian, 72, who was a long-time dental assistant, had been in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center until she passed Wednesday night.
Her passing comes on the heels of a CNN report which cited a source as saying a note was attached to the explosive package. Former ATF agent and bomb expert Joseph Vince told the station investigators are likely exploring if revenge was a factor. "With a note in there, it very well may be some intentional revenge or something, that the attacker, the bomber, wanted to send them a message. This is a very important piece of evidence, because now you may have handwriting."
Marian's passing now leaves investigators searching for answers as to how the package was delivered and what circumstances could have led up to Monday's tragic event.
Investigators are offering an $8,000 reward for information which leads to the arrest and conviction for whoever is responsible for the killing of the couple. Anyone with information is asked to call 1-800-TBI-FIND.
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