Parker pleads guilty in bomb deaths

Sabrina Garrett

Parker pleads guilty in bomb deaths

Richard Parker

BULLETIN -- Richard Parker, 49, will spend the rest of his life in prison after entering guilty pleas early Tuesday for the bombing deaths of his in-laws.

Parker was identified very early on in connection with with Feb. 10 bombing that took the lives of Jon Setzer, 74, and Marion Setzer, 72.

Parker pled guilty to two counts of first degree murder. Evidence showed an explosive device was fashioned to look like a lamp and was placed to resemble a FedEx package. Further evidence showed Parker purchased materials to manufacture the device at a WalMart in Gallatin.

It came out in court that Parker owed Mr. Setzer a, "substantial amount of money," from a loan due in November 2013 and that Parker had been distraught over it.

Mr. Setzer was killed instantly, and Mrs. Setzer died two days later, on Feb. 12, at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Parker was arrested the following day on Feb. 13.