COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The man accused of killing his wife and five children in 2009 before fleeing to Haiti, has been found incompetent to stand trial by two doctors.
Autopsy reports showed the woman and her children died when their throats were slashed in 2009.
Mesac Damas has a case management hearing on April 7th.
According to Damas' public defender, the doctors were appointed by the state. Competency is needed to stand trial, so the court will send Damas to a state facility for competency restoration.
The doctors said they believe at some time, Damas will be competent to stand trial. One doctor thinks it will take three to six months, while the other said it will take between six and twelve months.
The judge has turned the order over to DCF. They will determine where Damas will be treated and take him there. This move could take several weeks.
In a jailhouse phone call that WINK News obtained in 2010, Damas apparently admitted to killing his family the year before. He spoke to his father from jail in Creole and WINK News had it translated. In the 15 minute call, Damas told his father that jail is a place where they put crazy people.
"Satan comes and divides your family," said Damas, during that phone call.
In 2011, Damas was found competent to stand trial, but in October 2013, Damas appeared in court in restraints. A jail deputy said Damas went on a self-imposed hunger strike and has to be hospitalized. Damas was unresponsive with his attorney during that court appearance.