Published: May 21, 2014 11:29 AM EDT
Updated: May 21, 2014 12:01 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A Collier County man accused of killing his entire family has been found competent to stand trial.

The ruling by Florida's Department of Children and Families paves the way for Mesac Damas to head to trial, but a judge must still agree with DCF's ruling.

Damas is accused of slashing the throats of his wife and five children, all under the age of nine, inside their home in North Naples in 2009.