Brett Parker Double Murder Trial
Victor Jordan says he, not susupect's father, talked with jurors
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- The man who says he, not murder suspect Brett Parker's father, Jack Parker, is the one who reached out to jurors during the trial, even though everyone was instructed by the judge to refrain from speaking to members of the jury, plans to address the Court Monday.
Two jurors alleged Jack Parker spoke to them during a lunch break this week. It is against the rules to do so in a criminal trial. The judge held the elder Parker in contempt of court and he was escorted out of the courtroom by authorities. However, Parker claims it was another courtroom observer who actually talked with jurors named Victor Jordan. We contacted Jordan by phone and he admits he reached out to jurors against judge's orders.
"I asked on of the jurors is they were gonna be sequestered. She said, 'We cannot talk,' and that was all that was said," said Jordan. "[The jury] shouldn't be so stupid to think he looks like me. If I can help Jack get back in the courtroom, that's what I want to do."
Monday, defense attorneys plan to have Jordan return to court to testify he is the one who reached out to jurors. Both sides will also continue to present new evidence in the case, which is expected to last two weeks.
Brett Parker is on trial, accused of killing his wife Tammy Jo Parker and business associate Brian Capnerhurst at the Parkers' Irmo home last April. Prosecutors allege Parker was a money-hungry adulterer who wanted his wife out of the way. Defense lawyers say police tampered with evidence, which proves reasonable doubt.
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