Brett Parker Double Murder Case Moves Forward

Defence granted contuiance to review new evidence


By Monique Williams

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) -- Defense attorneys for accused killer, Brett Parker, asked for 30 days but were granted a week to review evidence they say they never received from prosecutors until solicitors attempted to present it in court today. The State claims the defense is stalling, trying to buy as much time for the defendant as possible.

Admitted gambling bookie and accused killer Brett Parker's attorney's have the next seven days to comb through 470-pages of evidence they say they have never received until the solicitor's office attempted to present it in court Monday.

"We were told we had everything in January," said attorney Mike Whitlock. That's why we have contention with them right now because apparently we didn't."

The prosecution claims the defense is delaying Parker's trial as much as possible.

It's been more than a year since Parker's wife, Tammy and the couple's friend and business associate, Bryan Capnerhusrt, were gunned down in the Parker family's upscale Irmo-area home.
42-year-old Brett Parker, who has been behind bars since July, is charged with killing them. Evidence the prosecution was prepared to move forward with today proves parker is the gunman, they say. The defense claims it will prove that, based on gun powder residue found on Capnerhurst's hands, that he killed Tammy Parker and intended to also kill Brett Parker, all over money from an illegal gambling deal.

The next court hearing in this case is set for Monday May 6th.
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