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Family takes Channel 4 inside home of Lebanon explosion

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Jon and Marion Setzer Jon and Marion Setzer
LEBANON, TN (WSMV) -

A week after an explosion that killed a Wilson County couple and ripped apart their quiet, rural home, family members are still feeling betrayed by the man accused in the crime.

Jon and Marion Setzer died after authorities said their son-in-law, Richard Parker, placed a packaged bomb in their home.

In a Channel 4 News exclusive, another family member spoke Wednesday about how good the Setzers were to Parker, building him a home so he could take care of his in-laws, never dreaming he would one day stand accused of killing them.

"It's a big question mark, and it's a lot of anger," said Justin Rogers, another of Jon and Marion Setzer's sons-in-law. "I mean these folks, as you have all heard, are salt of the earth. And to see this type of almost desecration of their home, it's a lot to take."

More pieces of the troubling puzzle are coming into view, even though the family and law enforcement are still not allowed to say exactly what exploded inside the home.

"Where the blast occurred right here, it's pushed that entire wall," Rogers said.

Rogers showed our news crew a big circular hole blown into the ceiling of the home, along with broken glass and other debris that remains scattered on the floor.

Parker faces two counts of premeditated first-degree murder in the Setzers' deaths.

"The devastation and the betrayal, it's something that I don't think most people experience in 100 lifetimes," Rogers said.

Parker is married to one of the Setzers' daughters. The Setzers helped him build a home just feet behind their own.

At 74 years old, Jon Setzer was in poor health. The idea was for Parker to help take care of them, not harm them.

"We didn't get along, but I would have never, ever, ever thought he would do this," Rogers said.

The funeral for Jon and Marion Setzer is set for Saturday. In the meantime, Rogers wanted to thank their church and all of their friends for offering support during an incomprehensible time.

"It's all been turned upside down, and it's something that's going to take quite a long time for the family to even begin to make sense and recover from," Rogers said.

Visitation for Jon and Marion Setzer will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Nashville First Church of the Nazarene on Woodland Street, with the funeral to follow at noon.

Parker made his first court appearance in the case Tuesday. He pleaded not guilty to the charges, and the court will assign him a public defender.

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