Man charged in explosion that killed in-laws faces October trial - WKRN News 2

Man charged in explosion that killed in-laws faces October trial

Posted: Updated: April 8, 2014 09:58 AM CDT
Richard Parker, 49, is charged with murdering his in-laws by delivering an explosive package to their Lebanon home. Richard Parker, 49, is charged with murdering his in-laws by delivering an explosive package to their Lebanon home.
Jon Setzer, 74, was killed instantly on February 10, 2014. His wife Marion, 72, died of her injuries two days later. Jon Setzer, 74, was killed instantly on February 10, 2014. His wife Marion, 72, died of her injuries two days later.
LEBANON, Tenn. -

The man accused of murdering his in-laws by delivering an explosive package to their Lebanon home in February will go on trial later this year.

Richard Parker appeared before a Wilson County judge Tuesday morning who set a trial date for October 28, 2014.

"It's going to be a little quicker than a lot of cases are, but I think we can get it done," said Assistant District Attorney Brian Fuller. "I think any case that is of a serious nature like this the judge is always very good about trying to get these cases tried both for the defendant and the victims and families involved as well."

Parker, 49, is accused of delivering the package with an explosive device inside to the home of his wife's parents, Jon and Marion Setzer, on February 10.

Jon, 74, was killed instantly when the package exploded.  His wife Marion, 72, died of her injuries two days later at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

A motive has yet to be determined.

Parker is charged with two counts of felony first degree murder and two counts of premeditated murder. He pleaded not guilty following his arrest and remains jailed on $1 million bond.

Another court appearance is scheduled for June 20 ahead of the trial date.

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