A Florida man has been arrested for the
murder of his daughter's lesbian lover.
Jerry Lee Seger was arrested Saturday
in connection to the murder of 24-year-old Courtney Bright. Police
say he strangled Bright and left her body in a foreclosed house.
Bright's body was discovered Thursday by an unsuspecting couple as
they house hunted.
Bright and Ashley Dunn, Seger's
daughter, had dated for three years.
Officials say Seger blamed Bright for
Dunn's recent arrest on a charge of stolen property.
One friend, however, told local Fox
that Seger was motivated by homophobia.
“That's not why he killed her,”
Bobbi Johnson said. “He killed her because they were lesbians.”
“She was a sweetheart,” Johnson
added. “She would do anything in the world for you.”
Bright was killed on April 20 or 21, an
Seger, 40, has been charged with first
degree murder. A Polk County judge denied his bond on Sunday.