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WATCH: Murder Trial of Henry Segura, Accused of Killing Girlfriend and Children Day 4


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The trial of Henry Segura continues Tuesday in Leon County, Florida. Segura is charged with four counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his girlfriend, Brandi Peters, their 3-year-old child JaVante Segura, and her twin 6-year-old daughters who were not his, Tamiyah and Taniyah Peters. Peters was found dead, beaten and shot on November 20, 2010, with one child also shot and the others drowned. If convicted, Segura could get the death penalty.

Prosecutors say that Segura committed the crimes because he owed child support payments. He allegedly told his ex-girlfriend before the killings that he needed a gun. The defense, on the other hand, claim that authorities got the wrong guy. They say other people’s DNA were found at the scene, including that of Angel Avila-Quinones, a possible suspect. Another man, James Carlos Santos, said he had ordered the killings from prison because Peters had allegedly stolen from a Mexican drug cartel.

But now Santos says he won’t tell his story to the jury.

Rebecca Cueves was first on the stand Monday. She was a forensic specialist with the Tallahassee Police Department during the time of the murders, and testified to finding bloody clothes at a park six days after the killings.

Jo Ellen Brown, who was a senior crime laboratory analyst with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, testified after Cueves.

And a familiar face returned to the stand.

He went through how investigators interviewed witnesses and the like.

The prosecution ended Monday by trying hard to establish the alleged motive. Vance Wiggins, the service center manager of the Florida Dept. of Revenue’s child support program, helped them show that Segura owed quote a bit of money.

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