Quadruple murder suspect's trial continues

Quadruple murder suspect Henry Segura's trial continues
Quadruple murder suspect Henry Segura's trial continues
Posted at 4:00 AM, Aug 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-01 12:45:06-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)- Jury selection continues Tuesday in the trial of a quadruple murder suspect.

Henry Segura has swapped an inmate jumpsuit for a suit.

His trial is getting underway nearly seven years after his girlfriend Brandi Peters and her three children were killed.

The state and the defense questioned more than 50 jurors.

The judge said they'll start narrowing down the field based on how familiar jurors are with the case and whether they have any hardships. In other words, can they serve during the whole trial?

The trial is expected to go for three weeks, and jurors will need to be here for all of it.

Former gang member James Santos, who admitted last week to ordering the murders, is now "unsure" about testifying and invoking his Fifth Amendment rights.

The judge has ordered a competency evaluation to determine whether Santos can offer truthful testimony under oath.

Opening arguments won't start before Wednesday morning. The state says it's working on getting a key witness to testify about when the murders happened.

Check back for later developments.

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