Michelle Swing, who was given homes by Anthony Quinn Warner, was daughter of a friend
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The woman who was given two homes by Nashville RV bomber Anthony Quinn Warner was the daughter of one of his friends, the attacker’s former lawyer said.
Los Angeles-based music exec Michelle Swing, 29, became the heart of numerous conspiracies after she was gifted the double deeds — including Warner’s own home exactly a month before his Christmas morning blast.
A lawyer who represented him at the time, Ray Throckmorton III, told The Tennessean that the crazed, hate-filled paranoid loner told him Swing was just “the child of a friend of his.”
“I remember him saying he knew her mother personally,” recalled Throckmorton, who said he “never asked and never made any inquires or any connections as to why he wanted to do that.”
The initial transfer — of Warner’s almost $250,000 childhood home in Jan. 2019 — caused a “schism” in the family, leading to a legal battle that his mother, Betty Christine Lane, finally won, the lawyer said.
Swing transferred the deed back to the 85-year-old mom last year.
Warner — a “techy, computer-geeky guy” — had already fired the attorney before the legal battle ended because he was upset at how it was going, he recalled.
“He just seemed like he hated life and he hated everything and everybody,” Throckmorton said.
“He was extremely reserved and suspicious and paranoid and distrustful. There was no chitchat with him.”
Swing — who did not sign the quitclaim transfers — has insisted she did not even know Warner had given her his $160,000 Antioch home in November. She has refused to discuss their relationship, saying that she has been “told to direct everything else to FBI.”
Throckmorton had also represented Warner’s unidentified 64-year-old girlfriend who alerted officials to his bomb-making plans in 2019.
“She believed that Tony was spying on her, believed that he was breaking into her house at night while she was asleep,” Throckmorton told The Tennessean.
“She believed all kinds of things. We had no way to know whether or not that was true,” he said.
“My understanding is he never showed her anything. He would just boast or brag about it,” he said.
Nashville police this week defended their handling of the call, saying the vague claims gave them “no reasonable suspicion to go to a judge” and request a warrant.
Warner’s explosives-laden RV damaged 41 buildings in downtown Nashville early Christmas Day, crippling phone lines in several states as he appeared to target an AT&T building he had parked outside.
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