- Associated Press - Monday, December 15, 2014

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - A North Naples man accused of killing his wife and five children in 2009 has filed a motion to change his plea, two months after being found competent for trial.

Lawyers for 38-year-old Mesac Damas filed the motion Friday to change his plea from not guilty on six first-degree charges, though it doesn’t say what the new plea will be. Damas has recently sent emails to the Naples Daily News (https://goo.gl/J7hfUK ) saying he wants to plead guilty.

Earlier this year a Collier County judge ordered Damas into treatment after agreeing with a pair of doctors that he was not competent for trial. Damas underwent mental health treatment at a facility in Melbourne and was returned to Naples over the summer. He was deemed competent to proceed to trial in October.

No date has been set for Damas’ motion.


Information from: Naples (Fla.) Daily News, https://www.naplesnews.com

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