Black People : Man Kills his wife and 5 children

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    Police Charge Man in Florida Murders
    By CHRISTINE ARMARIO, AP


    TAMPA, Fla. (Sept. 22) - A southwest Florida man has been charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the slayings of his wife and five children, authorities said Tuesday.

    The Collier County Sheriff's Office said Mesac Damas has been ordered held without bond upon his return from Haiti, where he is being detained. Florida investigators obtained a warrant for his arrest on the murder charges and were traveling to the Caribbean nation on Tuesday to interview him.

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    Ramon Espinosa, AP
    Florida authorities have charged Mesac Damas with six counts of first-degree murder. The 33-year-old had fled to Haiti on Friday -- one day before the dead bodies of his wife and five children were found at a Naples home. Here, a police officer escorts Damas in Port-au-Prince after his arrest on Monday.

    Five young children and their mother were found dead in a southern Florida apartment, and authorities were searching Sunday for the woman's husband, who had left the country. ...

    The 33-year-old boarded a flight from Miami International Airport to Haiti on Friday. The following evening, deputies found wife Guerline Damas and their five children slain in a Naples town house.

    In an interview at the police station where he was being held in Port-au-Prince, Mesac Damas told The Associated Press that he had planned to surrender and that he returned to Haiti to say goodbye to his family. The sheriff's office says its information does not support that statement. Damas did not respond when asked if he killed his wife.

    Collier County has asked Haitian authorities to extradite hom. Because he is a U.S. citizen, they can either follow the normal extradition process or deport him.

    The family was discovered Saturday after a relative filed a missing persons report. The sheriff's office has not said how Guerline Damas and her children were killed, but a relative said detectives told the family their throats had been slit.

    Authorities have said there was a history of domestic abuse between Guerline and Mesac Damas, who had been married for two years and together for 10. Mesac Damas was charged with misdemeanor battery in January after he struck Guerline Damas, 32, while she held their youngest child, a baby girl, in her arms.

    He pleaded no contest and was given 12 months probation and ordered to attend parenting classes and a battery intervention program. The state Department of Children and Families had been monitoring the family and visited their home just three days before the killings. The caseworker found nothing amiss.

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    Judge orders mental evaluation for accused family killer Mesac Damas
    AUGUST 13, 2010


    A Collier circuit judge this morning ordered a new mental evaluation for an accused family killer who came into the courtroom singing hymns, quoting scripture and saying he wants to be with his slain wife and children.

    Because of the new request, volumes of documents and hundreds of potential witnesses, prosecutors estimated their case against Mesac Damas won’t go to trial until next summer or fall.

    “I’m going to see my Lord ... there will be no more tears. I’m going to be with Jesus,” Mesac Damas sang as he was wheeled into the courtroom in a special restraining chair.

    Damas has been on suicide watch since he was booked into the Collier County Jail following the killings of his wife and five young children last September.

    Damas, charged with six counts of first-degree murder, faces the death penalty if convicted.

    He told Collier Circuit Judge Frank Baker that he’s growing impatient with the proceedings and wishes to be with his family.

    “It’s been almost a year. My wife and children, I want to be with them. Throw the switch. I’m going to meet my Lord Jesus,” Damas ranted....



    http://www.news-press.com/article/20100813/CRIME/100813012/Judge-orders-mental-evaluation-for-Damas
     
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