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Henry Segura testified at his own trial

Henry Segura testified at his own trial
Henry Segura testified at his own trial
Posted at 4:29 PM, Aug 11, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-11 13:53:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - The second week of the Henry Segura Trial came to a fiery finish. 

He took the stand maintaining his innocence, as the prosecution hammered him with questions.

WTXL ABC 27's Stephen Jiwanmall has been in court every day of this trial. 

It was quite the scene in the courtroom with Segura and the prosecutor going back and forth for about an hour.

The whole time he kept saying he'd never kill Brandi Peters, her two daughters and his own son,but he said the lies he told police were to keep his wife from finding out he was cheating on her.

A bold move from the defense to put Segura on the stand as he answered questions about his whereabouts on the day of the murder.

He said he went to her house around 2 o'clock that afternoon, but she wasn't there. He said he came back later that evening, had sex with her, spent time with the kids, and left her house around 8 o'clock.

He seemed to have an answer for every question thrown at him from both the state and defense, including the big one: did he kill them?

Here's how the final week of this trial plays out. The defense rests on Monday, and the jury should start deliberating Tuesday. If Segura is found guilty, the penalty phase would start Thursday and end Friday.

He seemed very well-prepared. We knew he had the option of testifying, and he had no problem getting testy with the prosecution.

He said he'd never kill anyone, especially those kids that he said called him daddy.