Tennessee officials arrested Richard Parker on first-degree-murder charges
Tennessee authorities charged a suspect Thursday in the deaths of a couple killed by an exploding package at their home on Monday night.
Local authorities said that Richard Parker, the couple’s son-in-law, faces a first-degree-murder charge and is also accused of being a felon in possession of a weapon, the Associated Press reports.
Katelyn Abernathy, spokesperson for the State Fire Marshal’s Office, said she did not have any information about the motive of the bombing that killed 74-year-old Jon Setzer and his 72-year-old wife Marion at their house in Lebanon, which is located about 40 minutes east of Nashville. Parker’s home was located directly behind the couple’s. Jon Setzer was a lawyer and his wife was a retired dental hygienist.
Parker declined to comment on the deaths of his in-laws before his arrest.