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Third person to face charges in Sumner Co. double homicide

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A third person will be charged in connection to a double homicide in Sumner County, and a son of the victims says his family is devastated beyond words.

The bodies of Gary Moore, 54 and his wife, Tammy Moore, 51, were found at a their house near the corner of Highways 25 and 31 Monday.

The couple's 17-year-old son, Morgan Moore, and Chase Vinson, 21, are in custody and face first-degree murder charges. And authorities have taken out a warrant on Chad Vinson, 38, for accessory after the fact to first-degree murder.

Chase Vinson is being held on $1 million bail.

Moving to Sumner County last year was supposed to be a fresh start for the Moores, son Jonathon Moore said. His brother Morgan was struggling and hanging out with the wrong people.

"I was furious, you know, like, shaking and couldn't think, you know, that my little brother could've done that," he said. "What kind of child would kill their own parents, you know, after everything they've done for them."

Detectives said the suspects set fire to a bedroom at the home after shooting the couple. Police recovered a gasoline can in the bedroom.

A family dog died from smoke inhalation.

"I mean, everybody always says, you've got to forgive, but there's no forgiving for him at all," Jonathan Moore said.

Investigators said the motive is unclear, but the family's pick-up truck was recovered in Robertson County. Prescription drugs, jewelry and guns were taken from the home. Apparently, the suspects were trying to sell the vehicle for scrap.

Chad Vinson is currently in the Robertson County jail after a recent arrest for failure to appear. Sumner County will serve him with the warrant once he is released from Robertson County custody.

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