Collier man to plead guilty to murdering wife, children

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Mesac Damas

NORTH NAPLES, Fla. A man accused of murdering his wife and five children waived his right to a jury trial Tuesday.

Attorneys for Mesac Damas are filling out paperwork on a guilty plea. He will face a sentencing hearing at a later date.

Tuesday was to be the start of a trial eight years in the making. Damas, 41, of North Naples, was charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the 2009 killings.

He could face the death penalty.

Judge Christine Greider was assigned to Damas’ case Friday after Judge Frederick Hardt granted a motion to recuse himself.

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