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Retired Tenn. lawyer killed after package explodes

Posted at 3:35 PM, Feb 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-12 15:35:25-05

LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) – A retired lawyer was killed and his wife critically injured after a package exploded at their Tennessee home earlier this week.

WTVF reports that a package containing an explosive was delivered to the home on Vance Lane in Wilson County on Monday.

Authorities said Jon Setzer, 74, was killed and Marion Setzer, 72, was critically injured when the package exploded around 5 p.m.

Several of the home’s rooms were damaged by the blast.

Bewildered residents are grappling with fear and confusion as they try to understand why someone would send a bomb to their neighbor.

"With the house as well built as it was, it had to be a huge explosion," neighbor David Hughen said. "It's just a huge mystery that a terrible thing has happened to good people."

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, along with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, are investigating the incident.

Officials said that accidental causes were ruled out and that the attack is believed to be targeted.

"We're asking the general public if anyone receives any type of package with suspicious circumstances, please contact their local law enforcement jurisdiction," Wilson County Sheriff Bryan said.

Bryan said an $8,000 reward is being offered in the case. If you have information that could help investigators, call 1-800-TBI-FIND.

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