COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- The man accused of killing his wife and five children in 2009 before fleeing to Haiti, has refused to shower and no longer wants to go by his legal name.
According to the latest report, Mesac Damas was considered a disruptive inmate at the Collier County Jail when he refused to shower for a long period of time. Other inmates were complaining of a pungent smell that made some of them vomit on June 26. Officers determined the smell was urine and that it was coming from Damas' cell. Records showed he had started refusing to shower on June 4th.
When an officer went to speak with him, Damas reportedly said, "My name is not Damas anymore. Please call me C.O.G. (Child Of God)."
He then pushed his mattress under his bunk and crawled underneath. He refused orders to come to the door to be restrained for a shower.
Damas was sprayed with O.C. to no avail. Additional officers were called to bring him for a shower.
A nurse cleared him of any injuries twice that day.
Damas was recently treated at a state mental facility and found competent to stand trial. He remains in the Collier County Jail, awaiting that trial.