Richland County, SC (WLTX) - Fifth Circuit Solicitor Dan Johnson is weighing whether to pursue the death penalty against a man charged with killing his wife and business partner last April.
Brett Parker, 42, is charged with murder in the deaths of 44-year-old Tammy Parker and 46-year-old Bryan Capnerhurst. He was formally indicted Wednesday.
Back on April 13, Tammy Parker and Capnerhurst were found dead in the Parkers' Ascot Subdivision home near Irmo.
Prosecutors said in July that Brett Parker was involved in the online gambling business and was heavily in debt, which investigators think may have been a motive in the slayings. According to statements made in court by prosecutors, Parker was in line to get almost $1 million in life insurance and $200,000 from a 401 K plan if his wife died.
Sheriff Leon Lott said his investigators believe Brett Parker owed Capnerhurst $20,000, and that Mr. Parker invited Capnerhurst over to the home on the day of the killings.
According to prosecutors, both killings were premeditated.