Wife Dies After Mail Bomb That Killed Lawyer Husband
Tenn. police looking at revenge as motive; note found with bomb
By Arden Dier, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2014 8:13 AM CST
Updated Feb 13, 2014 9:40 AM CST
Law Enforcement cars fill the front yard of a rural home in Lebanon, Tenn. where a package sent there exploded Monday, killing 74-year-old lawyer Jon Setzer.   (AP Photo/The Tennessean, Larry McCormack)

(Newser) – The wife of a retired lawyer who was killed by a mail bomb this week has also died, reports the Tennessean. Marion Setzer, 72, had been listed as seriously injured in Monday's explosion. Meanwhile, police trying to get to the bottom of the bombing may have found a vital clue. Among the debris from the blast—which occurred near the front of Jon and Marion Setzer's rural Tennessee home after he picked up the package from his mailbox 200 yards away—was a note police believe was attached to the bomb. Though they aren't telling what it says, a bomb expert notes police will be looking into revenge as a motive; Setzer, 74, had previously worked on general civil cases, including bankruptcy, before his retirement.

"With a note in there, it very well may be some intentional revenge or something, that the attacker, the bomber, wanted to send them a message," the expert says. "This is a very important piece of evidence, because now you may have handwriting." Officials are also investigating whether the package was delivered by private carrier or commercial delivery, CNN notes, adding that the bomb was so powerful that it blasted through windows and scattered debris inside and outside the home. WZTV notes there's an $8,000 reward for information leading to an arrest.

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fractal
Feb 13, 2014 2:03 PM CST
DUH. Of course it was revenge. Who thought otherwise?
RLM357
Feb 13, 2014 12:01 PM CST
Whereas I too enjoy levity, the fact are that the "Bomber" was a Coward and a Murderer. What was prooven? Nothing except that he is an urban Terrorist ! The Attorney and his Wife were RETIRED. Now we have brought out the Subterranium Police Haters. Instead of sympathy towards the Victims, they chose to attack the Police for this 'written article. It just shows us that there are alot of Sick-Puppies out there. May God Bless and Protect America from Tyrants and these critters. ~Rick Magee, "MOLON LABE"
Ezekiel 25:17
Feb 13, 2014 11:08 AM CST
Lieyars live such a life of amazing contrasts. I only have facebook friend who is a lieyar. He only rapes small companies. Hey, its an honest living. He was recently made partner at his firm that has like 200 total lieyars working for it. So its not uncommon for his facebook post to include photos of the $20,000 ring he just bought his wife. But when I actually see him, he talks like he's just one of us regular schmoes with all of life's problems. /His oldest son just learned to drive. I know for a fact he will take that drive to the dealerships and pick out sonnyboy's new car and pull out the exact amount of cash to pay for it. Can't fault him for that. The rest of us make that visit to the bank and beg for a loan. It sounds a lot like class envy and it really is. But I know of some of the cases he won and it was a big company taking on a smaller one for some reason. So a jury awards the big company several million and the smaller company probably folds up and sells everything and the people go jobless. His cut is around a million.