A Florida jury sentenced Henry Segura to life in prison, following his conviction of first-degree murder for the deaths of his ex-girlfriend and her three children.
The same jury that convicted Segura of four counts of first-degree murder on Tuesday deliberated for over 4 hours before sentencing Segura to two consecutive life sentences in prison.
Segura declined to offer any arguments to spare his life during the death penalty phase this morning.
Segura, 41, was convicted of the murders of his ex-girlfriend Brandi Peters, 26, her six-year-old twin daughters, Tamiyah and Taniyah Peters, and his own son, 3-year-old JaVante Segura.
Court TV anchor Vinnie Politan was stunned by the jury's decision. "He took the lives of this entire family - all four people - and yet he's not the worst of the worst?," said Politan.
"It's not like they're still trying to figure out who did this. No! This is the man who did it - took the life of his 3 year old. Drowned another six year old; shot another six year old in the head! And then the brutal beating and murder of Brandi Peters. But, still, [he's] not the worst of the worst?" said Politan after the sentencing.
The prosecution says Segura killed Peters because he didn't want to pay her $23,000 in back child support for their son.
All four bodies were found in Peters' Tallahassee, Florida home on Nov. 20, 2010.
Peters was found in a pool of blood near the front door. Her children were stacked in a bathtub partially filled with bloody water.
One of the twins was shot in the back of the head. The other two children were drowned.
Segura was arrested 10 months later in Le Sueru County, Minnesota, where he fled after the murders.