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How Nashville suicide bomber Anthony Warner was sued by his own mother in a property dispute


Anthony Warner, 63, was named Nashville's Christmas bomber by the FBI on Sunday

Nashville bomber Anthony Quinn Warner was embroiled in an ugly property dispute that got so bitter that he was sued by his own mother, DailyMail.com can show.

The 63-year-old Warner was named by the FBI as the sole suspect in the Christmas Day bombing outside an AT&T building on Sunday after DNA revealed he was killed in the attack with an exploding RV.

Warner's 62-year-old brother Steven Warner died without leaving a will in September 2018, according to Davidson County court records.

Her mother, Betty Christine Lane, who years before his death in 2011 from father Charles B. & # 39; Popeye & # 39; Warner divorced, argued that the former family home that had passed from Charles to Steven should then legally be hers.

Betty Christine Lane, the mother of Nashville bomber Anthony Warner, was seen on Sunday for the first time since the Christmas Day attack. She sued him in 2019 over a property dispute

Betty Christine Lane, the mother of Nashville bomber Anthony Warner, was seen on Sunday for the first time since the Christmas Day attack. She sued him in 2019 over a property dispute

Lane broke cover to take out the trash

She lives in the house that son Anthony wanted to own after the death of his father and brother

Lane, who broke cover to clean up the trash, lives in the house son Anthony Warner tried to own after his father and brother died

Anthony Warner claimed ownership of the family home his mother (above) lives in in 2018, then transferred the deed to California woman Michelle Swing, who ended the dispute by remitting the property back to his elderly mother, Christine Lane

Anthony Warner claimed ownership of the family home his mother (above) lives in in 2018, then transferred the deed to California woman Michelle Swing, who ended the dispute by remitting the property back to his elderly mother, Christine Lane

But Lane says in her lawsuit that Anthony, who acted as an "attorney in fact," fraudulently claimed the $ 250,000 apartment in a receipt transfer in August 2018.

Lifelong bachelor Anthony then mysteriously gave the home to a 29-year-old Los Angeles woman named Michelle Swing, whose connections to him are unclear.

The bomber's father, Charles B. & # 39; Popeye & # 39; Warner (above), died in 2011

The bomber's father, Charles B. & # 39; Popeye & # 39; Warner (above), died in 2011

However, the mother-and-son lawsuit appeared to be resolved by November of that year after Swing used the same transfer process to return the single-story, three-bed property to Lane, who still lives there today.

When DailyMail.com asked 85-year-old Lane about her son Anthony Warner on Sunday, she said she "couldn't talk about it".

The retiree also posted signs in her yard warning that she would call the police if anyone entered her driveway.

On Sunday afternoon, Lane was comforted by her 59-year-old daughter Teresa Wardrop, who told DailyMail.com, "We are not going to speak to you."

Lane's February 2019 lawsuit says the rift began when Anthony took on the task of managing Stevens' affairs after he died without his will.

Michelle Swing, 29, received two homes from Warner whose links to her are unclear

Swing now lives in California

Lifelong bachelor Anthony Warner mysteriously gave his family home to Los Angeles-based 29-year-old Michelle Swing (above), whose links to Warner are unclear

When DailyMail.com asked 85-year-old Lane about her son, Anthony Warner on Sunday, she said she "couldn't talk about it".

When DailyMail.com asked 85-year-old Lane about her son Anthony Warner on Sunday, she said she couldn't talk about it.

When DailyMail.com asked 85-year-old Lane about her son Anthony Warner on Sunday, she said she couldn't talk about it.

The retiree also posted signs in her yard warning that she would call the police if someone entered her property

The retiree also posted signs in her garden warning that she would call the police if anyone entered her property

Lane's lawsuit states that on August 27, 2018, Anthony Warner authorized his mother's interest in the family home in his own name.

The transfer "resulted in a personal financial gain for (Anthony) Warner," who, according to court records, paid the "totally inadequate" price of $ 10.

This is despite tax appraisers who valued the home at $ 196,000 and real estate website Zillow, which at the time put its value at $ 223,519. More recently, the property was valued at $ 249,100.

"When the defendant signed the notice giving up the property for himself, it was an act of self-interest and, as such, violated his duty to act in the best interests of his brother," the lawsuit adds.

At a court hearing in February 2019, a judge ruled that Lane was indeed the right person to check on Steven's estate.

Swing returned the property to the elderly grandmother on August 7th.

When DailyMail.com reached out to Swing on Sunday to confirm details of what happened in the ownership dispute, it declined to respond.

When DailyMail.com reached out to Swing on Sunday to confirm details of what had happened in the Warner family's property dispute, it declined to respond

When DailyMail.com reached out to Swing on Sunday to confirm details of what had happened in the Warner family's property dispute, it declined to respond

Last month, Warner also transferred ownership of the $ 160,000 home (above) where he lived and apparently built his RV bomb to Swing

Last month, Warner also transferred ownership of the $ 160,000 home (above) where he lived and apparently built his RV bomb to Swing

Swing also didn't answer questions about what kind of relationship she or her family had ever had with Anthony Warner.

DailyMail.com announced on Saturday that Anthony Warner gave his primary residence to Swing for free just a month before his downtown Nashville bombing began.

Swing, who has a family in Knoxville and studied business and marketing at the University of Tennessee, told us she knew nothing about the acquisition despite being involved in the previous transfer of ownership.

Oddly enough, her cell phone number is written on a piece of paper currently pinned to the back door of the well-kept duplex, a 15-minute drive south of central Nashville.

Warner was quickly identified as the prime suspect after the FBI received more than 500 tips, including from people who discovered a motor home identical to the one parked in front of his home in the bombing.

Officials "are investigating all possible motives," FBI special agent Doug Korneski told reporters on Sunday, without revealing more.

This image from a surveillance video shows the RV that was involved in an explosion on Friday. Loudspeakers on the vehicle played the soul hit & # 39; Downtown & # 39; before it exploded

This image from a surveillance video shows the RV that was involved in an explosion on Friday. Loudspeakers on the vehicle played the soul hit & # 39; Downtown & # 39; before it exploded

Three were injured in the explosion in front of an AT&T transmission building, which led to chaos in telephone service in several southern states

Three were injured in the explosion outside an AT&T transmission building, which led to chaos in telephone services in several southern states

Reports followed that Warner harbored deep paranoia about 5G cellular technology.

Officials say a large AT&T transmission center appeared to be a target of the attack, which turned off phone service in several southern states.

"We're still following the clues, but at the moment there is no indication that anyone else was involved," said Korneski. & # 39; We reviewed hours of recreational vehicle safety videos. We didn't see any other participants. & # 39;

Warner was a retired burglar alarm installer who continued to work as a freelance IT consultant.

Neighbors described him as an eccentric loner who was often seen tinkering with unusual antennas outside of his home in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville.

The house on Bakertown Road is adorned with security cameras, spotlights and trespassing signs, and unusual antennas.

The RV used in the bombing was usually parked in this gated area next to Warner's maisonette in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville

The RV used in the bombing was usually parked in this gated area next to Warner's maisonette in Antioch, a suburb of Nashville

The house was adorned with security cameras and no entry signs, especially in the area where Warner had parked the RV

The house was adorned with security cameras and no entry signs, especially in the area where Warner had parked the RV

A sign reading “No entry” also adorned the front door of Warner's maisonette

A sign reading “No entry” also adorned the front door of Warner's maisonette

Warner has often been seen fiddling with weird antennas in his yard, including the one behind his house which appears to be a ClearStream HD digital television antenna

Warner has often been seen fiddling with weird antennas in his yard, including the one behind his house which appears to be a ClearStream HD digital television antenna

Headlights and motion sensors were also located in the area where he kept the RV

Headlights and motion sensors were also located in the area where he kept the RV

Several neighbors have called Warner an "oddball" and said they saw an RV parked in front of the house that was the same as the one used in the attack.

Three were injured in the massive explosion early on Christmas Day after the RV played an evacuation warning minutes before the explosion.

In a bizarre twist, the speakers on Petula Clark's mobile home exploded from 1964 soul hit & # 39; Downtown & # 39; just before the bomb went off.

The attack ravaged the heart of Nashville's tourist scene, a downtown strip full of honky tonks and bars.

Authorities said Warner was not known to law enforcement before the holiday season.

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