Update: Package Explodes, Killing Second Person

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) UPDATED: 2-13-14 at 11:55AM

Authorities say a second person has died from injuries suffered when a package exploded in a rural Tennessee home earlier this week.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 72-year-old Marion Setzer died yesterday evening at Vanderbilt University Hospital.

Her husband, 74-year-old Jon Setzer, died Monday in the blast at the couple's home in Lebanon, about 40 minutes east of Nashville. Friends of the couple said they could not imagine who would want to harm the retired attorney, who had serious health problems, and his wife.

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Authorities say an explosion that killed a former Tennessee lawyer came from a package sent to his rural home.

The explosion at the Lebanon home on Monday evening killed 74-year-old Jon Setzer, who lived there.

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Illana Tate says the package exploded, killing Setzer and injuring a woman, 72-year-old Marion Setzer. She was in critical condition at Vanderbilt University Hospital. They would not say whether they were a married couple.

Along with the TBI, agents from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, were investigating at the home on a rural cul-de-sac.

Police on Tuesday afternoon announced an $8,000 reward for information that leads to a conviction in the case.

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