BOOKMARK DAMAS SECTION
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.
DAMAS FAMILY KILLINGS COVERAGE
ONE YEAR LATER:
- Year after slayings of Guerline Damas, five kids, relatives ask ‘did it really, really happen?’
- Confessed killer Mesac Damas wants to die, so should court system let him?
- Damas family slayings: Year later, still haunting lives of friends, family, deputies
- Jail phone call: Accused killer Mesac Damas talks to father about his slain family, Satan and adultery
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