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      Brett Parker's father gets kicked out of son's murder trial

      Since Brett Parker first appeared in court Monday, his father Jack has been in the seat right behind him, however that changed Thursday morning.

      COLUMBIA (WACH) -- Since Brett Parker first appeared in court Monday, his father Jack has been in the seat right behind him, however that changed Thursday morning.

      Judge DeAndrea Benjamin ordering Parkers father to leave the courtroom until he's called as a witness.

      Two jurors claimed he had approached them outside of court, but the defense said Jack Parker denies he had any contact with them.

      It wasn't the only hang up of the day, the jury was excused multiple times while the defense and prosecution battled over presenting evidence.

      A Richland County Sheriffs Department Sergeant who is part of the crime scene unit was the only witness to take the stand Thursday.

      The Sergeant walked jurors through the the large Ascot Estates home, where Parker's wife, Tammy, and business associate, Bryan Capnerhurst, were shot to death.

      The victims family members turned their heads as graphic crime scene pictures were passed around.

      Also among some of the evidence submitted were three guns found in the home the day of the shooting.

      Jurors were dismissed Thursday evening for the weekend, because of Confederate Memorial Day on Friday.

      The trial will resume Monday morning.

      Judge Benjamin said she will make the decision later of whether or not she will be charging Parker's father with contempt of court.