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Day 7 of Henry Segura Murder Trial: Defense rests case, closing statements to start Tuesday

Posted at 8:54 AM, Nov 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-19 06:18:54-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Henry Segura's attorneys made one last push Monday to prove he is not behind the death of his mistress and her three children.

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The last person to take the stand for the defense was Michael Knox. He focused on the crime scene through photos.

Knox is a crime scene reconstruction expert.

He says it is likely that the attack at Brandi Peters home began in the bedroom. That's because the bedroom is messy but there isn't as much blood as other parts of the house.

The biggest focus in the bedroom is the phone left on the floor.

Jon Fuchs, a state attorney: "This telelphone cord indicated its been cut, right?"

Michael Knox: "Yes, sir."

Fuchs: "Your determination indicates that there was a struggle ongoing in this particular case and that's what probably led to it being cut?"

Knox: "Well, I don't know exactly at what point it got cut, but the cord appears to be cut in one place and pulled from another spot."

Knox also brought up some of things he says TPD overlooked: A drop of blood that was potentially the attackers. He says TPD never tested it.

Juror questions seem to show that they're focusing on if Segura could have done all of that alone or if it was multiple gang members.

Closing arguments will start Tuesday morning. The jury should get the case by the afternoon.

If the 6 person jury finds Henry Segura guilty, he could be sentenced to death.