Five beautiful children and their mother were cruelly robbed of life by the one person who was meant to protect them.
Mesac Damas has been convicted of killing his wife and children. The horrific murders happened nearly eight years in their family home in Florida.
After killing his wife and children Damas fled to Haiti. He pleaded guilty on Tuesday to six counts of premeditated first-degree murder, reported the Naples Daily News.
The 41-year-old now faces the death penalty – Damas even begged the judge to rule the ultimate sentence at a previous hearing.
‘I love my people, my wife and children. But this thing happened. I don’t have an answer for it. I wish I had an answer for it, but I don’t,’ Damas said in court.
‘When I stand before the great God, I will ask him a lot of questions. From now on, I’m just going to put my trust in him, and say sorry to the whole world.’
Damas has been in custody since 2009 after he confessed to murdering wife Guerline, 32, and children Michzach, nine; Marven, six; Maven, five; Megan, three; and 11-month-old Morgan.
The six victims were found with stab wounds and their throats slashed by Sheriff Kevin Rambosk. Guerline’s family became worried after they did not her and asked police to conduct a welfare check.
Sheriff Rambosk once called the murder ‘the most horrific and violent event’ in county history.
Damas fled to his home country of Haiti but was arrested and returned to the US. He said he went to Haiti to say goodbye to his family and claimed he was always going to turn himself in.
But he has given no response to why he committed such a heinous crime – telling a in court reporter ‘Only God knows’ why he did it.
He then blamed the six murders on his mother-in-law, saying she ‘pretty much made me do it – the devil, her spirit, whatever she worships’.
He also told the reporter he wanted the jury to sentence him to death. He added that his children and wife were innocent, that ‘everybody’s innocent’.
‘Then why, why would you kill them?’ the reporter asked.
‘The devil,’ he responded. ‘The devil exists…When I did it my eyes was closed, right now my eyes are open.’
Damas’s trial was delayed after his attorneys he has a long history of mental illness that began during his childhood in Haiti.