COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The man at the center of the April 2012 Ascot Estates double-murder case is now facing federal charges for running a gambling business.
The U.S. Attorney's Office on Tuesday afternoon announced a Grand Jury Indictment against Brett Parker, 42.
United States Attorney Bill Nettles said two others, Jack Winfred Parker, 71, of Chapin, and Douglas E. Taylor, 60, of Leesville, were also charged in a one-count Indictment with conduct of an illegal gambling business.
The three are accused of operating a gambling business that involved sports betting since about 2008, according to the indictment.
The maximum penalty each could receive is five years imprisonment.
Parker is also charged with two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of his wife, 44-year-old Tammy, and 46-year-old Bryan Capnerhurst.
Parker and Capnerhurst were shot and killed on April 13 inside the Parker's Tackeria Ct. home.