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of convicted double murderer brett parker. jack kuenzie joins us live from the federal courthouse in columbia. dawndy and charles---quick trial, quicker decision from the latest jury to hear the government's gambling case against jack parker and doug taylor. the trial began just yesterday and by the noon hour today, had reached closing arguments. by 4:00 p.m., the jury had made a decision finding the two guilty---for a second time after their first convictions in 2013 were overturned by the 4th circuit court of appeals. jack parker had been known to many in this area as a go-to guy for betting on sports. it was something he admitted---even arguing that he paid his taxes on what he made from being a bookie. but the government took him and others to court in the wake of the double murder case against his son brett--found guilty of the april 2012 murders of brett's wife tammie and his friend and bookie business partner bryan capnerhurst. prosecutors said brett, jack, tammie, bryan and several others all had varying degrees of involvement in the sports betting business.
assistant u-s attorney winston holliday---who told us after today's decision that it wasn't difficult to decide to re-try jack parker and doug taylor. i respect the court's ruling. we never really agreed with them and obviously we put up the same witness, they testified to the same stuff. they cross-examined him on what they thought the other side should have been able to cross- examine him on. and we got a verdict faster. jack parker's original sentence in his first trial was five months in prison. taylor got eight months home detention. they now face resentencing---and holliday says that too will happen more quickly. maybe in about a month, before judge cameron currie. live at the federal courthouse, jack kuenzie wis news ten. today was a day to leave the winter coat behind--with temperatures feeling more like spring. let's get an update on your forecast with
columbia barber shop before being attacked by his would-be victims. the richland county coroner says 35-year-old adeyemi hannibal died after he was shot at the "next up barber and beauty" last friday. surveillance video from the store captured the whole thing when police say twoof the victims got out their own guns and shot at the robbers. the coroner says hannibal later died at the hospital. police say one other man, who has not been identified, is still on the run. they're asking anyone with information to call 1-888-crime-sc. we're learning more about the texas fugitive who died in a shootout with law enforcement at the byron road apartments in columbia. sam bleiweis joins us with a look at damon james' background. 42 year old damon jones was wanted out of houston, texas for murder. this afternoon we're learning more about his arrest record, which dates back to 1990. the first alleged violent crimes date back to 1995. in september 2014, he was accused of assaulting a family member, and in october of 2014, he was accused of murdering his
officials still aren't sure how he wound up in columbia, but members of the marshals office caught wind that james was in the midlands--and sent the task force out to byron road apartments to arrest him for the 2014 murder. he opened fire at officers, who returned fire, striking him multiple times in the upper body. james retreated to his vehicle, where officials say they heard one gunshot from inside. "right now it's looking highly possible that he took his own life.the officers did shoot, so we're doing an investigation on that. our people are processing the forensics, getting interviews, statements from those that were present.but, again, this was a very dangerous individual that had alread killed someone in texas and traveled to the columbia area." members of that task force include the u.s. marshal's office, columbia police and sled. richland county sheriff's department is handling the investigation.
ruled james' death a suicide yet. but, he says at this point -- it that killed him was self inflicted. live in the studio, sb wis news 10. chapin's police force is undergoing a change in leadership. today that seth zeigler has been hired as the new police chief. this follows former police chief troy crump's decision in november to step down and serve as acting chief until a hire was made. zeigler is a native of chapin and most recently served as captain of the patrol division for the west columbia police department. his official start date will be february 8th. south carolina state university leaders just wrapped up a meeting with the house ways and means committee. they presented lawmakers with a proposed budget for the 2016-2017 school year. scsu is requesting roughly 128 million dollars to run the university next year. 31 million dollars will go toward upgrading the campus, heightening security on campus as well as paying back loans.
billie jean shaw will give an in depth report of the meeting and if the interim president has plans of becoming the university's next president. on the campaign trail, republican presidential frontrunner donald trump will be in the midlands tomorrow. trump will be holding a rally at harmon tree farm in gilbert. the washington post is reporting that former state senator jake knotts will endorse trump for president at the event. knotts made national headlines several years ago when he referred to then gubernatorial candidate nikki haley as a "raghead." tomorrow's rally will be at 7...doors open at 5. here in south carolina, if you have not registered to vote in the democratic primary--tomorrow is the last day to do so. you can register on the south carolina election commission website at sc votes dot org. the deadline to register to vote in the republican primary has already passed. coming up on wis news at 6-- now a state lawmaker is spelling out the "bias" he says makes him want to crack down on the media the state representative who
regulate the media. and he explained it "to" the media today. he told will whitson the bill was to prove a point. representative pitts' proposal gained a lot of notoriety when it was filed- the bill, which he says promotes responsible journalism- requires a state registry and licensure requirement for anyone working in the news industry in south carolina- but today, pitts explained a little bit more of his reasoning behind it. representative pitts compared his journalist registry to
a concealed weapons permit registry- comparing the rights of a free press to the rights laid out in the second amendment- but he also blasted local press for what he believes is biased reporting- citing one story in charleston's post and accounts-
believes is biased reporting- story with accounts of pitt's role in the confederate flag debate
in july. "now let's take a look at how this worked- from that post and courier article that was factual but led off with a slant, the radio stations that picked up on that and it became mike pitts is trying to shut down freedom of speech." pitts did say he wants a chance to debate his bill- but lawmakers haven't expressed a lot of interest in taking the bill up. we have that entire press conference online. just look for this story on the home page.
showers are in the forecast wednesday as a front slowly moves into the state and highs in the mid 50s. showers will diminish thursday with partly to mostly cloudy skies...highs near 50 degrees. friday through sunday will be gorgeous behind the front with highs in the 60s and lower 70s. right now, columbia mayor steve benjamin is giving his state of the city address at city hall...let's listen in. showers are in the forecast wednesday as a front slowly moves into the state and highs
carolina is november 26th in death valley. this past season....clemson's final game was against sec kingpin alabama in the national championship game. here's a look at some key dates for the tigers. the season opener is september third at auburn,. they'll host south carolina state september 17th. the acc opener is september 22nd at georgia tech. the conference rival showdown with florida state is october 29th in talahassee. bragging rights battle with the gamecocks on november 26th. for only the second time this year...the usc men's basketball team is looking to rebound from a loss. carolina hosts mississippi state tonight at seven....the game is being televised by the sec network. the gamecocks suffered their second loss of the season saturday at tennesseee. usc 's record remains impressive at 17 and two...they're undefeated at home. still there's some nervousness in gamecock country...fans are wondering if the team is headed in the wrong direction....or if the gamecocks will make
head coach frank martin says everyone needs to take a deep breath. we're not ten and seven....we're 17 and two. we've won seven of nine games away from home . we've won two conference road games. that's the most this school has won probably since the earth was invented. that's when eddie fogler coached by the way...and you can quote me on that. laughter... right now, we are waiting on