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Friends: Bryan Capnerhurst hated guns

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COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - Funerals were held on Tuesday in two different towns for Tammy Parker and Bryan Capnerhurst, the two people killed in a home Parker shared with her husband at Ascot Estates on Friday.

It has been five days since the double homicide and the victims' families are no closer to knowing what exactly happened on that tragic day.

Capnerhurst's friends, Randy Gibson and James Headley, have heard all the rumors and speculation, but they want to set the record straight about the man that many in the community called "coach".

"He had the ability to come in with the different leagues and solve the problems you have with youth sports," Gibson said. "Takes a special person for that."

Gibson was Capnerhurst's boss. He worked at the Lexington County Recreation Commission for 22 years. A former baseball player at Morehead State, Capnerhurst spent the last two decades teaching the fundamentals of the game.

"Bryan's passing was not only a huge loss to this agency, but for youth sports in Lexington County," Gibson said.

On the day Capnerhurst died, his friends say he wasn't feeling well and he wasn't at work on Friday.

Deputies say Capnerhurst was shot in the home of Tammy and Brett Parker on that day. Tammy was killed, but her husband, Brett, was not. Two guns were found at the scene.

Headley worked down the hall from Capnerhurst. The two were co-coaches for a real-life baseball team. Last week, Headley would be called a friend. Today, he was a pallbearer.

"He was a friend, he was a coach, he was a person that's going to be missed," Headley said.

Deputies won't say what they think happened. Headley says he is just as confused as anyone. He says his friend was a happy family man who hated guns and would've never had one on him. As for those rumors, Headley says they are just speculation from people who didn't know his friend.

"We know Bryan Capnerhurst and we're just trying to struggle with what happened," Headley said.

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