Published: Mar 11, 2013 10:31 AM EDT
Updated: Mar 11, 2013 12:36 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County man accused of killing his wife and five kids in 2009 was back in court this morning. This was Mesac Damas first court appearance in two years.

The attorneys on both sides said they are having trouble tracking down witnesses in Haiti and throughout the U.S.

Damas fled to Haiti after the 2009 crime.

The next court hearing will be in 90 days, when they are expected to discuss a trial schedule, jury selection and venue issues. The attorneys said they could be ready for trial by the first half of 2014. Damas attorney estimated the trial could take up to six weeks.