Federal Gambling Case Continues in Columbia

10:29 PM, Sep 17, 2013   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) - The federal gambling case against Brett Parker, Jack Parker and Doug Taylor continued Tuesday.

A jury of ten men and four women have heard testimony from 13 witnesses so far, some of whom  say they placed bets with Brett or Jack Parker or Doug Taylor.  Some witnesses said they also placed bets with Brian Capnerhurst.

Federal Prosecutors also called Pat Pruitt, a Secret Service agent who responded to Brett Parker's Irmo home not long after the murder of his wife Tammy Parker and colleague Brian Capnerhurst.

The case hinges on prosecutors being able to prove a fifth person was working in the gambling ring.  They've presented evidence the business operated for more than 30 days and that in any one day it made more than $2,000. While both are stipulations of the law prosecutors are only required to prove one. 

Prosecutors did not call Brian Capnerhurst's wife to testify.

Instead, they delivered their closing arguments.

The judge excepts to send the jury to deliberate on Wednesday. 

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