Nashville Songwriter Charged In Death Of Cheri Oteri’s Dad
Nashville police arrested a country songwriter in the stabbing death of his roommate – the father of TV comic Cheri Oteri.
Authorities charged 61-year-old Richard William Fagan with criminal homicide in the Saturday night incident.
Police identified the victim as 69-year-old Gaetano Thomas Oteri.
Authorities said his daughter, an actress who was on the cast of “Saturday Night Live,” is aware of her father’s death.
Fagan told police he has written songs recorded by several country artists.
Fagan is listed as co-writer on hits by singer John Michael Montgomery, including “Sold (the Grundy County Auction Incident),” “Be My Baby Tonight,” and “I Miss You a Little.”