TN - Jon, 74, & Marion Setzer, 72, killed by bomb, Lebanon, 10 Feb 2014

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  1. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    "Revealed: Note was attached to parcel bomb that killed retired bankruptcy lawyer, 74, and injured his wife in mystery attack"

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ystery-attack-injured-wife.html#ixzz2tAW2X45l

    "A note had been attached to a parcel containing a bomb that killed a retired Tennessee attorney and gravely injured his wife Monday, it was revealed today.
    Jon Setzer, 74, was pronounced dead from his injuries at the scene and 72-year-old Marion Setzer was in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Hospital, police said."

    "Tennessee Bureau of Investigation officials declined to say what kind of parcel was sent to the couple’s Lebanon home."
     
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  3. meanmaryjean

    meanmaryjean Verified RN (Pediatrics Specialty)

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    How awful! They seem like rather nice people...
     
  4. colette

    colette Active Member

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    The wife has now died from her injuries. A note was found...

    Sources tell CNN that investigators found a note they believe was attached to the bomb, but would not divulge its contents.

    "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," Former ATF agent and bomb expert Joseph Vince told CNN. "This is a very important piece of evidence, because now you may have handwriting."

    Law enforcement authorities are looking into how the package was delivered -- whether it was by private carrier or commercial delivery

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/02/1...ed-to-mail-bomb-that-killed-tennessee-lawyer/
     
  5. LietKynes

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    "...The son-in-law of a retired couple killed by a package bomb has been arrested, authorities in Tennessee say. ..." --- Breaking News on CNN

    Holy cow. Just had a chill go down my spine.
    I mean, their OWN son-in-law ??
    What could this couple possibly have done to deserve this ? Hope they also arrest anyone else involved in this. What a disgusting and cruel murder. smh.
    May the Setzer's rest in gentle peace !


    fox17.com/news/features/top-stories/stories/lebanon-explosion-wife-dies-injuries-caused-explosive-package-sent-setzer-home-19551.shtml

    "....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...."

    Sounds like a domestic dispute. Sometimes a family member or in-law can "imagine" insults , when there are none.
    Sorry , but I have no patience with people who would commit a crime like this. The photo of the Setzer's showed a couple in their golden years ,and they looked happy and loving --- with Marian's arms around her husbands' shoulders.
     
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    Peliman New Member

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    Kip New Member

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    I'm wondering if the motive was financial - speeding up his wife's inheritance. Or maybe the SIL asked for a loan and was refused.
     
  8. STANDREID

    STANDREID A slacker when slacker wasn't cool

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    I wonder if the bomb was set off by remote since son-in-law was next door. Hopefully they have some good evidence against this guy and didn't just home in on him because he had a previous arson conviction.

    Bombs are unusually cruel because the victims often don't die right away or survive with crippling and disfiguring injuries.
     
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    enzeder New Member

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    This is a very interesting case, parker is a cold hearted person. Some kind of deep seated hate. Jmo

    ciao
     
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    colette Active Member

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  13. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    Per Fox News...SIL owed the Setzer's $$. No idea how much.
     
  14. LietKynes

    LietKynes Active Member

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    I also wondered if the daughter was seeking a divorce after having realized who she married; and maybe her parents were supporting it ?
    Hard to believe a person could do this ; and to elderly people and one of them in frail health ! ___ Good luck with the jury on this unspeakable crime .
    Just my opinion.
     
  15. SteveHuff

    SteveHuff The Websleuther formerly known as misterallgood

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    Hi all--

    I'd moved into covering more general news and tech/cyber crime and haven't posted or logged in here in years but I've often checked in. I'm not sure why I logged in today. I partly just wanted to see if there was a thread like this here. See, I knew Richard Parker. My family and his were good enough friends when I was a kid that until I was maybe 6 or 7 I half-thought the Parkers were relatives. His mom, Sarah Lee, was very good friends with my mother. They'd drink coffee together and I'd play with Richard, who is 3 years older than me.

    Richard was not a bully. He wasn't violent. But by the time I was 10 I realized he was a cold, sly, manipulative person and I wanted nothing more to do with him. Richard may have been the first person near my age whom I came to think of as kind of evil.

    Now it seems like he was even more evil than I could have imagined 36 years ago.

    Needless to say, his arrest for this horrific crime--the cold nature of which totally fits the fundamental feeling I got from Richard when we were kids--has blown my mind. My mom's too. I'm still wrapping my head around it as a journalist. Many Facebook friends, including established true crime writers like Mark Ebner and Kathryn Casey, say I virtually have to write about it--but I've hated Richard Parker for decades, and am uncertain if longstanding, deep-seated enmity makes for good journalism.

    I've already written a blog post about it on my own site but won't link it here, because I recall there being rules re: blog links on WS. I think I just wanted to check in and also encourage anyone delving into this to keep it up, as I suspect Richard is the kind of sociopath who committed a variety of perhaps carefully-concealed crimes. I was particularly concerned at a report from a Nashville TV station, which I'll link below, of Richard and his wife being involved with the kids at their church. I would never have trusted Richard Parker around a child.

    http://www.fox17.com/news/features/...r-hosted-children-at-lebanon-home-19565.shtml
     
  16. fran

    fran Former Member

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    :wave:

    Nice to see you Steve!

    Thank you for the first hand perspective. Interesting that he gave this type of vibe off decades ago. Unfortunately not everyone picked up on it.

    Horribly sad case. Such a tragedy.

    JMHO
    fran

    PS.... Hope you don't wait years and years before you come back to Websleuths again! :)
     
  17. Kimster

    Kimster Former Member

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    Interesting insight, SteveHuff! And yes, you may post a link to your blog here. :yes:
     
  18. LietKynes

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    www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-25...ful-bedside-vigil-hours-letterbomb-blast.html

    "....Parker, 49, had lived behind his in-laws with his wife and four children and even attended tearful bedside vigils before Mrs Setzer finally succumbed to her injuries. ..."

    SMH

    I realize DM is prone to conjecture and sometimes exaggeration ; but this bit of info seems to fit the personality of one who would plan a crime like this.
    MOO
     
  19. SteveHuff

    SteveHuff The Websleuther formerly known as misterallgood

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    Thank you, Kimster. My post was kind of just my immediate reaction, which was more emotional than I could've anticipated. I touch on some memories that came back, as much of feelings as anything. Even though his mom moved from where the Parkers lived a few years ago I can vividly picture where they lived, which was also next door to Richard's grandmother--who was, by the way, a lovely person. My mom even made a point of saying that today.

    What's funny is I don't know much about Richard's life after maybe 1992 or so but what I've found out doesn't surprise me.

    Here's my post--as I said, it's more of a personal response but I do have the most unique perspective I've ever had on a case I blogged about for any reason, with this one.

    (I went to high school with the Setzer's younger daughter Kristy too, but didn't really know her.)

    http://huffwire.wordpress.com/2014/...rrested-for-mail-bomb-murders-of-his-in-laws/
     
  20. Blondie in Spokane

    Blondie in Spokane Active Member

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    Steve....glad you joined this thread. I always enjoyed reading your posts.
     

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