Testimony begins in Segura quadruple murder trial

Posted at 4:03 AM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 00:10:50-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - On the first day of testimony in the trial of accused quadruple murder suspect Henry Segura the jury heard and saw some of the gory details of when police arrived. 

On Thursday both the prosecution and defense took turns trying to convince the jury who was behind the murders of Brandi Peters and her three kids.

The state says it's Segura.

After going through phone records that put him near the crime scene when the murders happened, prosecutors say Segura was in contact with Peters leading up to her death.

The defense says there was DNA from others found at the crime scene, including that of drugrunner Angel Avila-Quinones.

Defense attorney Nathan Prince that "there is no DNA. There are no witnesses that tie him to the offense. There's no physical evidence of any kind which ties him to the offense. You'll hear from the medical examiner, the crime scene reconstructionist - that there was blood splatter everywhere. People who committed this offense would've been covered in the victims' blood. None of the victims' blood is in his car or his truck. None of the victims' blood is found on clothing anywhere near him."

Several witnesses took the stand, including Tallahassee police officers and neighbors of Brandi Peters.

It was a gruesome moment when a 13-minute video of the crime scene with all four bodies was shown.

Segura did not look up once while that video was playing.

The trial is expected to go for two more weeks.

If convicted, Segura could face the death penalty.

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