Florida man gets death for killing wife, 5 children
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Mesac Damas is escorted by police after his arrest in Port-au-Prince in September 2009. Damas told authorities that he returned to his native Caribbean nation "to say goodbye to my family" before going to prison for killing his family.

via WJXT

NAPLES, Fla. -- (WJXT) -- A Southwest Florida man has been sentenced to death for killing his wife and five children.

The Naples Daily News reported that 41-year-old Mesac Damas was sentenced by a judge Friday after waiving his right to a jury and to have attorneys present mitigating evidence. He pleaded guilty to six counts of first-degree murder last month.

Authorities said Damas cut the throats of his wife and children, ranging from 1 to 9 years old, at their North Naples apartment in 2009. He fled to Haiti but was arrested and returned to the U.S.

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