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In Naples Florida, a man has been convicted of brutally killing his wife and five children.

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According to CBS News, 41-year-old Mesac Damas plead guilty to six counts of first-degree murder on September 5, 2017, which would have been the first day of jury selections.

He is looking at a possible death sentence which he asked for during his September 29, 2017, hearing.

Damas cut the throats of his wife and children, between the ages of 1 and 9 years of age in 2009. Afterwards, he went to Haiti to hide but was caught, arrested and returned to the U.S.

In the past, according to authorities, Damas has had a history of domestic abuse towards his wife 32-year-old Guerline Damas. The two had been married for two years but were together for 10.

This case has been called, “the most horrific and violent event” in the county’s history according to Collier Sheriff Kevin Rambosk.

At the trial on Tuesday, Damas apologized to the family of his wife saying, “I just want to say I’m truly sorry, especially to the family of my wife. I don’t see them here today, but I just want to make sure for the record they know that. I know how much they love their sister, their daughter, and their grandchildren. And I want to make sure that everyone knows that I love them.”

His trial was delayed by “mental competency issues”. According to his attorney’s Damas had suffered a traumatic brain injury and had a history of mental illness that started during his childhood in Haiti.


(Source: CBS News)

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