Jupiter triple homicide suspect asks judge to declare FL death penalty law unconstitutional

JUPITER, Fla. - One of the suspects accused in the Jupiter triple homicide from Super Bowl Sunday night last year

is asking a Palm Beach County judge to declare Florida’s death penalty law unconstitutional.

Prosecutors have already announced they intend to seek the death penalty against

Christopher Vasata who faces three counts of first degree murder.

Vasata was the first suspect arrested and charged with the murders of Sean Henry, 26, Brandi El-Salhy, 24, and 20-year-old Kelli Doherty. All three were gunned down at a 2017 Super Bowl party on Mohawk Street in Jupiter.

Vasata was also injured in the shooting, and reportedly confessed to the killings from his hospital bed, but later denied his responsibility.  

Early on, prosecutors filed their notice of intent to seek the death penalty.

Now, his defense att…

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Audio interview: police speak with Marcus Steward just days after the Jupiter triple homicide

JUPITER, Fla. - The “Chris" Seward refers to is Christopher Vasata, who, at the time of this interview had not yet been charged with the murders either.

However, the night of the shooting, police did find him and his BMW about a mile from the scene with. Vasata a gunshot wound.

“I pulled up here with my brother and [Vasata was] right here in front of the house,” Steward told detectives.  “He talking. He had given me some weed and stuff. I had bought some weed from him and stuff like that."

We have obtained a police interview with a man now charged with the Super Bowl Sunday night triple murders in Jupiter last year. What’s interesting is that this interview took place long before his arrest. It is now clear that police had Marcus Steward on their radar within days of the murders even though it took months to build a case and arre…

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STRmix: New DNA technology helped detectives make 2nd arrest in Jupiter triple homicide case

JUPITER, Fla. - Monday marks the one-year anniversary of a Jupiter shooting that took the lives of three young adults.

On Feb. 5, 2017, Sean Henry, 26, Brandi El-Salhy, 24, and 20-year-old Kelli Doherty were shot to death during a Super Bowl party on Mohawk Street on Mohawk Street.

Since then the fatal shootings, Jupiter police have successfully arrested and charged two men in the case.

Christopher Vasata was arrested in March while Marcus Steward was arrested in November.

Investigators said steward’s arrest was made in part thanks to newly-acquired DNA analysis technology.

Police said they found Vasata the night of the shooting not too far from the scene being dropped off by a BMW.

Vasata had been shot twice and was rushed to the hospital. 

Police also discovered one of the victim’s cars had been s…

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