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Jury returns life sentence for convicted quadruple murderer Henry Segura

Posted at 3:40 PM, Nov 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-22 06:21:11-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Nine years after the death of Brandi Peters and her children, a jury decides the fate of Henry Segura. Doing what a jury before, could not.

"We the jury unanimously find that Henry Segura should not be sentenced to death as to each of the four counts," read Judge Hankinson.

Henry Segura sentenced to life in prison for murders, he says, he didn't commit.

Despite agreeing with every argument that prosecutors made in favor of the death penalty, the jurors just couldn't make that decision.

The prosecution raised six reasons to put Segura to death. Some of those reasons included the fact that three of the victims were children, that the murder was done to avoid arrest, and that it was done for financial gain.

Henry Segura refused to put forward any sort of testimony or arguments on Thursday.

Segura's family was by his side throughout the entire trial

His counsel remained silent in the penalty phase. Segura's brother said the entire family had already prepared for death.

"We were prepared as well as Henry was prepared for the death penalty," said Gerald Williams.

Henry Segura's family says he was targeted by the state attorney's office but they're sure that Henry will have justice one day.

"I hope this case becomes a symbol. The wrong's that have been done here will create many rights in the future," said Williams.

Segura spent 3,002 days in jail before the sentence on Thursday. He has 30 days to appeal the ruling.

Segura's brother-in-law says the family has already started to talk about the appeal process.

He says they're ready for Segura to become to face of criminal justice reform.


Henry Segura has been sentenced to spend the rest of his life in prison for the murders of Brandi Peters and her three children in Tallahassee nine years ago.

Segura spent 3,002 days in jail before the jury returned a life sentence for him on Thursday. He will have no chance of parole.

Six jurors decided Tuesday he killed his mistress Brandi Peters, their 3-year-old son JaVante, and her 6-year-old twin daughters Tamiyah and Taniyah.

The verdict came down on the exact day the murders happened, only nine years later.