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"I've been had," says Brett Parker's father after removal from court

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Jack Parker, in the green shirt, was removed from the court for the duration of the trial. Jack Parker, in the green shirt, was removed from the court for the duration of the trial.
The small dark object is the Taurus Judge shotgun pistol used to kill Bryan Capnerhurst. The small dark object is the Taurus Judge shotgun pistol used to kill Bryan Capnerhurst.
Brett Parker listens in court. Brett Parker listens in court.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

Day two of the Brett Parker trial began with a bang as Judge DeAndrea Benjamin kicked out Brett's father, Jack Parker, of the courtroom for the duration of the trial.

Brett is currently on trial for the double murder of his wife, Tammy Parker, and a business associate, Bryan Capnerhurst, in the couple's Ascot Estates home back in April 2012.

Officials say Jack was kicked out after two jurors told the judge that Jack asked them if they were going to be sequestered.

"For the purposes of this trial, I'm going to ask that you excuse yourself from the proceedings of the trial," said Benjamin to Jack. "I understand that you're a witness. When it is time for you to testify, you will be allowed to come in the courthouse."

Parker denied having any contact to the pool of men and women chosen to decide his son's fate.

Jack did not mince words on his removal as he left the courtroom.

"I've been had," Jack said.

Even though his attorneys tried to tell the judge that Jack was not responsible, Benjamin said she would handle the matter at the end of the trial and Jack would not be allowed back in except to testify.

Prosecutors asked the judge to cite Jack for contempt. Then it was back to testimony with much of it from a Richland County CSI expert who used a series of photos to take the jury inside the "house of horrors" in Ascot Estates.

One of those photos showed a small dark object on a rug in one of the rooms of the house. It was the Taurus Judge shotgun pistol used to kill Bryan Capnerhurst. It had been fired four times. All four rounds hit him at 2-5' range.

Tammy Parker, according to investigators, had been shot five times.

Other photos showed a 9 mm handgun, shell casings, and the bodies of both victims.

At least five guns were found in Parker home.

There was another matter before the court that involved an alternate juror who apparently told a clerk of court official that she was not able to show up for the court session Thursday because she was taking care of a sick child.

However, the clerk's office says that during the qualification process that juror indicated she didn't have any children. Judge Benjamin indicated that she was going to take care of that matter toward the end of the trial.

Because Friday is a state holiday, there will be no testimony. The trial is scheduled to resume Monday.

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