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Gov. Crist on Damas case
Crist speaks about Damas case in Naples
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NAPLES — At a stop at Poinciana Elementary School Tuesday afternoon, Gov. Charlie Crist said he was aware of the situation involving Mesac Damas and said justice must be done.
"It is a horrific crime," he said. "But I also know that people are innocent until proven guilty."
Crist said he is confident local law enforcement and Haitian officials will be able to work out an agreement that will bring Damas back to the United States soon.
While Crist would not go so far to say he thought laws needed to be changed to bring more protection to women and children in abuse situations, he said that he is confident something good will come out of the tragic killings.
"Every experience gives you the opportunity to learn," he said. "I am sure once we have all the facts, we will reflect and incorporate the appropriate changes and modifications."
DAMAS FAMILY KILLINGS COVERAGE
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MESAC DAMAS CONFESSION VIDEO:
DAILY NEWS STAFF JOURNALISTS TALK ABOUT THE CASE:
- THE FIELD: Naples Daily News staff writer describes how he obtained an interview with Mesac Damas
- THE FIELD: Visual Journalist Greg Kahn discusses being the first journalist at the Damas crime scene, and other observations from the field.
- THE FIELD: Staff Writer Steven Beardsley answers questions about his interview with Mesac Damas