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Arrest Made in Lebanon Bombing That Left Two Dead

Press release from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, February 13, 2014:

NASHVILLE-In a joint investigative effort, members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Bomb and Arson Unit (SFMO B&A), the State Department of Homeland Security and the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department have developed leads in this incident that caused the immediate death of Jon Setzer, age 74 and the recent death of his wife, Marion Setzer, age 72.

Richard Parker, age 49, of Lebanon, was arrested and taken into custody at his residence today. The intelligence gathered and evidence collected provided enough probable cause to arrest Parker for this double homicide. The case was presented to a Wilson County Grand Jury and they returned indictments for two counts of Felony First Degree Murder and two counts of Pre-Meditated First Degree Murder. He also has been charged with an additional count of Unlawful Possession of a Prohibited Weapon. Parker is being held at the Wilson County Jail on a $1,000,000.00 bond. His criminal history has one Arson conviction in Giles County in 1993. He had four years of probation subsequent to his conviction.

On February 10, 2014, at approximately 5:00 PM, members of the Wilson County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call about an explosion at 580 Vance Lane in Lebanon. Upon arrival, Jon Setzer was found deceased and Marion Setzer was airlifted to Vanderbilt Hospital. On yesterday, Marion Setzer succumbed to her injuries in the hospital.

This investigation is still active and ongoing. The motive and exact circumstances surrounding this incident are still being determined.

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