Son-in-law arrested in Tenn. package bomb deaths


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities say the son-in-law of a couple killed when a package exploded in their Tennessee home has been charged in their deaths and has a prior arson conviction.

State Fire Marshal's Office spokeswoman Katelyn Abernathy said Richard Parker was arrested Thursday and is charged with first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a prohibited weapon.

Reached by phone the day before the arrest Thursday, Parker declined to talk with The Associated Press about the deaths of Jon and Marion Setzer.

Abernathy said she did not have any information about a possible motive for the bombing that killed 74-year-old Jon Setzer and his 72-year-old wife Marion, shocking friends and neighbors, who described the couple as kind, giving and devout.

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