The California woman who was given two homes by suspected Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn Warner was revealed to be the daughter of a friend of his, according to Warner’s former attorney.
Michelle Swing, a 29-year-old music executive in Los Angeles, was given the deeds to two houses by Warner — including the home he was living in — before the Christmas explosion that rocked Nashville, Tennessee, according to the New York Post.
— New York Post (@nypost) December 31, 2020
Attorney Ray Throckmorton III, who said he represented Warner in 2018 and 2019, recalled that the suspect told him Swing was “the child of a friend of his.”
“I remember him saying he knew her mother personally,” Throckmorton told The Tennessean, adding that he “never asked and never made any inquires or any connections as to why he wanted to do that.”
— New York Post (@nypost) December 28, 2020
Swing said she knew nothing about the Nov. 25 transfer of the home where Warner was living, and her signature was not present on the deed.
“In the state of Tennessee you can deed property to someone else without their consent or their signature or anything,” Swing told the Daily Mail.
“I didn’t even buy the house, he just deeded it over to me without my knowledge. So this [is] all very weird to me, that’s about all I can say,” she said.
Swing said, “I’ve been told to direct everything else to FBI,” when asked about her connection to Warner.
The executive had previously been in the middle of another property transaction, this time concerning the first house Warner had transferred to her.
In January 2019, Warner deeded Swing a house worth $249,000, that had originally belonged to his father, for free.
Anthony Quinn Warner:
Warner used to own 3724 Bakertown Rd. It was quit claimed to Betty Christine Lane on Aug 2019 by Michelle Swing.
Warner also owned 115 Bakertown Rd. Quit claimed to Michelle Swing 11/25/2020.
Swing got 3724 by quit claim from Warner. #nashvillebombing
— Jamie Hollin (@jrhollin) December 26, 2020
According to the Daily Mail, the house had been the home of Warner’s brother, Steve, for several years. After his brother died leaving no will, Warner reportedly took possession and later deeded the property to Swing.
Warner’s mother, Betty Lane, took her son to court, however, claiming that the property legally belonged to her and that Warner “violated his duty to act in the best interest of his brother.” Once the court ruled in Lane’s favor, Swing signed the property over to her in a quitclaim in July, the New York Post reported.
Throckmorton said he represented Warner during the property suit, until his client fired him.
“He just seemed like he hated life and he hated everything and everybody,” Throckmorton told The Tennessean.
“He was extremely reserved and suspicious and paranoid and distrustful. There was no chitchat with him.”
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