Published: Apr 08, 2011 2:04 PM EDT
Updated: Apr 08, 2011 11:04 AM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla - The Collier County man accused of killing his wife and five kids was back in court Friday morning  for a status hearing.
    
Mesac Damas is still  waiting for the judge to decide if he can represent himself in his murder trial.

A mental evaluation that's part of the decision has been finished, but now needs to be read by the judge.

Damas will be back in court on May 12th.

He  faces the death penalty if convicted of cutting the throats of his wife and five kids in 2009.