Jupiter triple homicide suspect issued no bond during court appearance

Christopher Vasata will remain in jail
Posted at 7:34 AM, Mar 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-22 13:01:49-04

The man facing multiple counts of first-degree murder in a February triple homicide in Jupiter was issued no bond and assigned a public defender during his first court appearance Wednesday morning.

Christopher Vasata, 24, of Jupiter, was charged Monday and will remain jailed.  During his appearance in court, he was in a wheelchair.


During the hearing, one of the victim's former girlfriend spoke about the tragedy.

"I can’t sleep at night because I don’t want to wake up another day thinking this is all just a nightmare. I’ve been in shock since Sean (Henry) was killed, and I haven’t been able to completely accept the fact that he is gone," said Henry's former girlfriend. 

Police said Vasata had a "spiritual moment" and admitted to the attack while he was hospitalized recovering from injuries.

Investigators said they still need the public’s helping finding other possible suspects in the Feb. 5 shooting deaths of Sean Henry, 26, Brandi El-Salhy, 24, and 20-year-old Kelli Doherty.

The renter of the house on Mohawk Street where the attack occurred said three to four masked people are to blame for the homicides.

Vasata's next court hearing is scheduled for April 19.