Damas family: 3-year-old Megan was a 'sweetheart' with a 'cute attitude'

Megan Damas

Megan Damas

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series looking at the lives of the six slain Damas family members. Today focuses on the second youngest of the victims, 3-year-old Megan Damas.

March 21, 2006 was a birthday that Mackindy Dieu will never forget.

“My sister called me and said I have a birthday present for you,” said Dieu, now 24. “I said ‘What is it?’ She said ‘It’s a baby girl.’”

That baby girl was Megan Damas, who over the last three years became well-known in her family for her attitude. Dieu, Megan’s uncle, called her “my little girl.”

“She was the little sassy one,” he said.

Whether it was a bigger piece of cake, or red nail polish like her mom, Megan wanted things her way. And when she didn’t get what she wanted, she had a look that let everyone know she was not a happy little girl, said her aunt, Netty Fleury, 43.

“We love that attitude,” Fleury said.

Megan had a “girly style,” family members recalled. She liked makeup and had a lot of purses.

But in the end, it was the boys that Megan liked to play with the most.

“Talk about a tomboy,” Fleury said with a laugh.

“Even when she was in the pool, she was with the boys,” Dieu said.

Megan’s other uncle, Forends Dieu, 37, remembered Megan as a happy girl who “loved to dance, dance and play with her older brothers.” And even though she had a bit of an attitude, it was “a cute attitude,” family members said.

“Before I’d leave she’s say ‘I love you uncle,’” Mackindy Dieu said. “She was a sweetheart.”

Staff writer Steven Beardsley contributed to this report.

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