Nashville bomber left hints of trouble, but motive remains elusive
Warner, the man accused of exploding a bomb in Nashville, Tenn., on Christmas Day, told a neighbor days earlier that Nashville and the world is never going to forget me. A month before the bombing, he signed a document that transferred his longtime home in a Nashville suburb to a California woman for nothing in return. While investigators tried to piece together a possible motive for the attack, a neighbor recalled a recent conversation with Warner that seemed ominous only in hindsight. Rick Laude told The Associated Press on Monday that he saw Warner standing at his mailbox less than a week before Christmas and pulled over in his car to talk. David Rausch, the director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said authorities hope to establish a motive but sometimes simply cannot.
Nashville bomber to neighbor: World ‘never going to forget me’
Warner, the man accused of exploding a bomb in Nashville, Tenn., on Christmas Day, told a neighbor days earlier that Nashville and the world is never going to forget me. Only after a bomb exploded in downtown Nashville on Christmas morning could Rick Laude grasp the sinister meaning behind his neighbor’s smiling remark that the city and the rest of the world would never forget him. After asking how Warner’s elderly mother was doing, Laude said he casually asked, “Is Santa going to bring you anything good for Christmas?”Warner smiled and said, “Oh, yeah, Nashville and the world is never going to forget me,” Laude recalled. Laude said he didn’t think much of the remark and thought Warner only meant that “something good” was going to happen for him financially. Warner also apparently gave away his home in Antioch, a Nashville suburb, to a Los Angeles woman a month before the bombing.