Crime

Aug 5, 2014 10:51 AM

Tennessee man pleads guilty in package-bomb deaths

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee man has pleaded guilty to charges that he killed his mother- and father-in-law with a package bomb.

Richard Parker entered the plea Tuesday in Wilson County Circuit Court in a deal that calls for him to serve life in prison without parole.

Parker is the son-in-law of Jon and Marion Setzer, who were killed after a package bomb exploded at their house in February. Parker lived directly behind them in rural Wilson County, which is about 30 miles east of Nashville.

Prosecutors also revealed a motive in the deaths, saying Parker owed the Setzers thousands of dollars.

The blast killed 74-year-old Jon Setzer, a retired lawyer. His wife, 72-year-old Marion Setzer later died at a Nashville hospital from her injuries.

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