WKU Public Radio News Staff
Tue April 8, 2014
Tennessee Man Accused in Package-Bomb Deaths Gets October Trial
A Lebanon man charged with murder in the package-bomb deaths of his in-laws has an Oct. 28 trial date.
Wilson County Circuit Court Judge John Wootten set the date during a Tuesday hearing. Wootten said he wanted to set an early date because Richard Parker is awaiting the trial in jail, unable to make his $1 million bond.
Parker is the son-in-law of Jon and Marion Setzer, and he lived directly behind them in rural Wilson County.
A package bomb exploded at the Setzers' house on Feb. 10, killing 74-year-old Jon Setzer, a retired lawyer. Seventy-two-year-old Marion Setzer later died at a Nashville hospital from her injuries.
Parker's pastor, Kevin Ulmet, has said that before Parker's arrest, he sat for hours at Marion Setzer's bedside, along with her children.