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It's a sad day for Cheri Oteri.
The former Saturday Night Live funnylady is in mourning after receiving word that her father has been murdered in his Nashville home.
Police arrested 61-year-old country songwriter Richard Fagan and charged him with criminal homicide in the stabbing death of 69-year-old Gaetano Thomas Oteri. Fagan is being held without bond in a local jail.
According to Nashville police, officers responded to a neighbor's call Sunday to check on Oteri's welfare and arrived to find the house in disarray and the screen door locked. After entering, they discovered Oteri's body with multiple stab wounds.