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Damas Family Homicide Investigation: Day 5; Sept. 23, 2009

Mesac Damas, who is charged with six counts of murder for the slayings of his wife and five children, stayed in this neighborhood in the Clercine area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

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Mesac Damas, who is charged with six counts of murder for the slayings of his wife and five children, stayed in this neighborhood in the Clercine area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.

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  • Fadia Morency, left, talks about how Mesac Damas knelt praying next to the bed in the room where Damas was arrested in the Clercine area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Morency is the owner of the home where Damas was staying with his cousin's family and Jorable Jean-Baptiste, right, when he arrived in Haiti until he was arrested on Monday morning.
  • Jorable Jean-Baptiste, 16, walks back in to the gate separating the house from the street at the home where Mesac Damas was staying while in Haiti. Jean-Baptiste lives at the home where Damas was staying and says Damas showed up early in the day on Friday. He said when police raided the house to arrest Damas on Monday, September 22, 2009, they jumped over the walls into the property.
  • Daniel Antione, talks about his cousin Mesac Damas. The two lived together when they were young. He said if Damas actually killed his family, then he should get the death penalty.
  • Mesac Damas, who is charged with six counts of murder for the slayings of his wife and five children, stayed in this neighborhood in the Clercine area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Inspector Livenston Gauthier, the arresting officer of Mesac Damas, explains how Damas reacted when the house he was staying in was raided and he arrested. Gauthier said Damas raised his arms in the air and had a Bible in his right hand and a medicine bag in the left.
  • Young girls stand in the street of the home where Mesac Damas was staying while in Haiti. Police surrounded the area and raided the house to arrest Damas on Monday, September 22, 2009.
  • Fadia Morency, left, stands in the doorway of the room where Mesac Damas stayed and was arrested in the Clercine area of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. Morency is the owner of the home where Damas was staying with his cousin's family and Jorable Jean-Baptiste, right, when he arrived in Haiti until he was arrested on Monday morning.
  • Jorable Jean-Baptiste, 16, stands in the doorway of the home where Mesac Damas was staying while in Haiti. Jean-Baptiste lives at the home where Damas was staying and says Damas showed up early in the day on Friday. He said when police raided the house to arrest Damas on Monday, September 22, 2009, they jumped over the walls into the property.
  • Room where Mesac Damas slept at his cousin's home in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti.
  • Judge Janeice Martin announces that Mesac Damas has waived his right to appear at his first court appearance on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009, in Naples.

Day five of the investigation into the Damas family slayings in North Naples.

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