[UPDATE] Quadruple Murder Suspect in Court

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

The Tallahassee man accused of a quadruple murder has a court date set for February 27th. Henry Segura is asking to be moved from the Leon County Jail and to have the court throw the current prosecutor off the case. His court date is set for later today at 2pm at the Leon County Courthouse. A judge will hear both the motions to move Segura and the removal of the prosecutor. Segura is accused of the murders of his ex-girlfriend, their son and her two daughters.
 

2.27.2012 by James Buechele 10:41 pm

Judge Mark Walker has denied Henry Segura to be moved to another jail. This ruling comes despite an appeal by Segura's attorney Chuck Hobbs. Hobbs has claimed it's been difficult meeting with his client including the fact that some correctional officers have called his client 'baby-killer."

"We shouldn't have to keep going up and down the stairs asking for someone to help us provide a zealous defense for our client.," said Hobbs.

Despite a ruling against a move, Hobbs says he hopes both sides can learn from Monday's hearing.

"Reasonable minds can disagree. I think that overall the administration of the jail is top notch I think that some of the correction officers not all, a lot of them are great men and women, but some of the correctional officers can be a little hot-handed and overbearing."

2.27.2012 by Julie Montanaro 4:25 pm

The judge is now looking at a surveillance tape of a February 1st incident in which Segura was pepper sprayed.

The video shows Segura walking toward the correctional officer and getting sprayed in the face. The video shows within seconds eight other correctional officers circle Segura until he is handcuffed. The jail administrator says Segura was taken to the jail medical unit to flush his eyes and get a change of clothes.

The judge says he is not reviewing the officers conduct. He says he is trying to determine whether Segura's safety is is in danger if he remains at the jail.

Judge Mark Walker ruled Segura will remain at the jail because under the law as he understands it only allows him to move Segura if the sheriff requests it or if he has reason to believe Segura's physical safety is in jeopardy.

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2.27.2012 by Julie Montanaro - 2:55pm

Henry Segura's attorney claims correctional officers call him "a baby killer" while he's in the pod.

"We have concerns about whether we are on a level playing field," Hobbs said.

Hobbs says he has repeatedly been forced to wait as much as 40 minutes to meet with Segura at the jail. He also indicated that a phone call between his office and Segura was recorded because correctional officers didn't recognize the attorney's number.

LCSO attorney Alan Griner says Hobbs has access to Segura 18 hours a day, seven days a week in an attorney booth.

Griner says he has watched a video of the February 2nd pepper spray incident and it did not show Segura was "body slammed." He says there was a second disciplinary incident too.

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2.27.2012 by Julie Montanaro

The man accused in a quadruple murder is in court this afternoon. Henry Segura wants the court to transfer him to another jail and wants the existing prosecutor thrown off the case.

Segura's attorney points to what he called an "illegal search" of his cell authorized by prosecutor Jack Campbell. He is the son of Sheriff Larry Campbell who runs the jail. He also points to an incident on February 2nd in which Segura was pepper sprayed.

The judge says he is not sure the court has any authority to move Segura unless he is in physical danger.

"Do you have to wait to the point something has happened? Do we have to have a Rodney King? Or a dead inmate at the jail?" defense attorney Chuck Hobbs asked. "I believe our case is compromised right now."

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[UPDATE] Feb. 27, 2011 -

The Tallahassee man accused of a quadruple murder has a court date set for February 27th. Henry Segura is asking to be moved from the Leon County Jail and to have the court throw the current prosecutor off the case. His court date is set for later today at 2pm at the Leon County Courthouse. A judge will hear both the motions to move Segura and the removal of the prosecutor. Segura is accused of the murders of his ex-girlfriend, their son and her two daughters.

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[UPDATE] November 29, 2011 -

Henry Segura walked into a Leon County courtroom to begin the first stages of his defense, officially choosing defense attorney, Chuck Hobbs as lead council on his case.

In November of 2010, Tallahassee police officers found the bodies of 27-year-old Brandi Peters, her three-year-old son, and twin six-year-old girls.

Peters and one of her daughters had been shot, the other two children, including Segura's own son, had been drowned.

Eleven months later, police arrested Segura in Minnesota when a grand jury handed down a murder indictment. Defense attorney Hobbs says he plans to fight that indictment.

He says,"Without getting too specific, I do know this, we filed a motion to have the grand jury proceedings transcribed, because with what we have so far, we're having a difficult time to determine why probable cause existed to indict him in the first place."

Grand jury proceedings are usually kept secret in Florida, and prosecutor Jack Campbell says he plans to fight to keep it that way. Until then, the next time Segura could face a judge will be February 16th.

He is charged with four counts of 1st degree murder and has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

[UPDATE] November 29, 2011 -

Today Chuck Hobbs was named lead defense counsel in Segura’s case.

Segura's next court appearance is set for February 16th.

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[UPDATE] November 29, 2011 -

A man accused of killing a Tallahassee woman and her 3 children is in court.

Henry Segura is in a Tallahassee courtroom as a judge considers several motions in the case.

Segura is facing four counts of first degree murder and prosecutors intend to seek the death penalty.

WCTV has a reporter in the courtroom. Stay with WCTV for details.

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UPDATED 10.13.11 by Julie Montanaro

A man accused of killing a Tallahassee woman and her three children could face the death penalty for it.

Henry Segura was brought back to Tallahassee to face charges yesterday and he was in court first thing this morning to answer to four counts of murder.

Henry Segura sat in jailhouse blues with his hands in his lap as the judge read the charges against him.

He's facing four counts of first degree murder in the deaths of Brandi Peters, her twin daughters Tamiyah and Taniyah and the couple's three year old son, Javonte Segura.

Segura's attorney entered not guilty pleas to all four.

"Once all of the facts come out, I believe it's going to be clear that there was a reason it took almost a year for the state to indict Mr. Segura," said defense attorney Chuck Hobbs. "There's some serious lapses in evidence here and we really believe he's not guilty of these charges."

Segura was brought back to Tallahassee to face charges Wednesday afternoon ... almost 11 months after the family was found dead in its Saddle Creek Run home.

Newly released court documents paint a harrowing picture of what happened inside.

Police reports say there were bullet holes in the bedroom, bathroom, hallway and living room.

One phone cord was ripped and another phone had been unplugged from the wall, forensic reports said.

Autopsy reports show Brandi Peters was shot eight times. Her hands were swollen and her nails torn. The medical examiner concluded her daughter Tamiyah had been shot in the head at close range. The two other children were drowned, the medical examiner said, and police reports say all three children were found dead in the bathtub.

The state will seek the ultimate penalty for it.

"The state's going to be seeking the death penalty in the case. We'll expect to be filing the paperwork associated with that in the next few days based on the totality of the case," prosecutor Jack Campbell said.

Segura will remain behind bars without bond until his trial. There's no date yet set for that.

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UPDATE 10.13.11 - Noon - by Julie Montanaro

A man accused of killing a Tallahassee woman and her 3 children is now facing the possibility of the death penalty for it.

Henry Segura appeared via video link from the jail this morning. The judge ordered him to stay there without bond until his trial.

Henry Segura is accused of killing Brandi Peters and her 6 year old twins, and the couple's 3 year old son. Segura was captured in Minnesota and brought back to Tallahassee yesterday afternoon. This morning, Segura made his first court appearance in Tallahassee. His attorney entered a not-guilty plea to first degree murder and said after that they are holed in the evidence and he his convinced Segura will be cleared.

After the hearing, the prosecutor told me he intends to seek the death penalty against Segura and plans to file that paperwork in the next few days. Eyewitness News spoke with neighbors in Saddle Creek about the death penalty announcement. One woman told us, "I'm not God, but I'm cool with it." Another said, "if it fits, he should wear it."


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  • by Wondering Location: because I know its not this guy on Mar 10, 2012 at 05:34 PM
    IS it possible that this young lady and her childrens murder is related to the other young people and their child that were gunned down in their home?? I mean think about it...two black families, kids in both houses, not so stellar rap sheets for either of the victims... Do we have some crazed serial killer, or could they have both been orchestrated by the same perpetrator?? I wonder if TPD is even remotely considering this possibility. God, I pray, that your light will shine down on all this darkness and evil in this world and that your will, above any mans be done!
  • by ALSO Location: mad that people dont think on Mar 3, 2012 at 07:28 PM
    I would like to point out the fact that TPD is suggesting this man was skilled enough to commit 4 murders, leave no evidence in the way of hair, fibers or DNA BUT he was not smart enough to establish a GUARANTEED alibi... being a welder, couldnt he have simply come into town with nobody knowing it, left town and claimed to have been at home or something?? I mean, why wait until you have an argument on the phone with her to then go murder her?? HE WOULD BE THE PRIME SUSPECT... It doesnt make sense to be so smart and sneaky in all the other planning and so careless there, and when it doesnt make sense, its usually not true!!!!
  • by Anonymous on Feb 29, 2012 at 01:27 PM
    You expect a judge in this town to go against Larry AND Jack??? Laughable to say the least. These politicians, oops, I meant Judges, know where the power lies. Whether he is guilty or not is not for me to decide, but I can tell you that NO ONE in this town goes against the Campbell Click and walks away unscathed.
  • by right... on Feb 28, 2012 at 07:13 PM
    I find it hard to believe that Segura is being mistreated. Also, Hobbs saying it's difficult to meet with his client is ridiculous. As this is a high profile case, LCSO will bend over backwards to ensure Segura's "rights" are intact. Great decision, Judge Walker!
  • by Jenny Location: Wakulla on Feb 28, 2012 at 04:29 PM
    Awww you poor baby, are the mean old corrections officers calling you names? There, there, just remember sticks and stones.......It's so awful when a baby killing oxygen thief gets mistreated....just shameful. Rot in hell you whiny murdering SOB. How's that for name calling?
  • by who Location: cares on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:22 PM
    he did it. and if he kills himself in there, who cares, who cares? he is somebody like a lot of killers who still breathe while the victims are in the dirt. who cares. you rid what you saw (dont know that spelling...)
  • by you killed them Location: who feels sorry on Feb 28, 2012 at 02:20 PM
    ok, you are being called a baby killer, what do u expect, to be a called a grandma killer? no....you killed your own child and the twins so they wouldnt tell the popo who killed their mama. that is gross and am sure a lot of people in the county are not very happy with you, a lot of people knew you in them streets and brandy was known... you got what you deserve, you killed 3 kids, god....dont drop that soap in prison. inmates do not like pedophiles or kids killers,, you know that homie. the guards cant be blamed for calling you what you are.
  • by Corruption on Feb 28, 2012 at 12:03 PM
    This man may be incident or quilty according the constitution he deserve fair treatment. He did not know he had to enter Eddie Boone Hotel with Larry Campbell as the one in control....So much foul play go on at the jail its sad.
  • by Alice Location: crawfrodville on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:19 AM
    HONEY if the SHOES FITS wear it booooo my tears are weeping for those he,maybe,killed? get a life or better yet get life for those he killed
  • by Tally Bullies on Feb 28, 2012 at 09:17 AM
    I won't add my two cents about whether he is innocent or guilty because that is not for me to decide. I will say I can't blame the man for not wanting to take the brunt of the "good ole boy" club in this town. Campbell's sheriff's dept and jail mixed with Jr Campbell as the prosecutor...no way! They will do whatever they want to make things how they want them to be.
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