COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP/WVOC) - Federal prosecutors seek to prove that a South Carolina man already convicted of double murder, his father, and an associate were behind a sports betting ring that moved some big money.
The gambling trial of Brett Parker (pictured), his father Jack Parker, and Douglas Taylor started Monday in Columbia.
Prosecutors say they ran a gambling operation that collected thousands of dollars a day.
Government attorneys say it also involved Brett Parker's wife and his betting clerk, but they can't tell jurors Parker killed them and is serving life without parole in a South Carolina prison.
It's the second federal gambling trial since the April 2012 killings led federal and state authorities to investigate sports betting operations in the Midlands.