Morbidology the Podcast – 98: The Damas Murders

Podcast released on: 3rd May 2021

In September of 2009, police in North Naples, Florida, conducted a welfare check on the Damas family after they hadn’t been seen for several days. When police entered the home, they immediately noticed blood pooling in front of a closed door underneath the stairs. They would be met by a particularly gruesome scene which spanned…


In September of 2009, police in North Naples, Florida, conducted a welfare check on the Damas family after they hadn’t been seen for several days. When police entered the home, they immediately noticed blood pooling in front of a closed door underneath the stairs. They would be met by a particularly gruesome scene which spanned several rooms in the home.  The grim discovery would be referred to as the most horrific and violent event the community had ever experienced and the responding officers would require extensive counselling in the aftermath.

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Audio Sources:

“Mesac Damas sentenced to death after murdering family in 2009”

“New attorneys appointed for Mesac Damas”

“RAW CLIP: Accused killer Mesac Damas wants to represent himself”

“Accused family killer calls for his own execution”

“Naples murder suspect tells judge he wants to plead guilty, die”

“Six members Of Mesac Damas’ Family Found Dead”

Sources:

Agence France-Presse, 20 September, 2009 – “Mother, Five Children Killed”

Associated Press Archive, 20 September, 2009 – “5 Children, Woman Found Dead in Fla. Apartment”

Agence France-Presse, 21 September, 2009 – “Father of Murdered US Family Arrested in Haiti”

Associated Press, 21 September, 2009 – “Man Wanted in Florida Slayings Detained in Haiti”

The Orlando Sentinel, 20 September, 2009 – “Deputies Wade Through Evidence”

Naples Daily News, 21 September, 2009 – “Painful Confession”

Naples Daily News, 21 September, 2009 – “Don’t Let Him Kill You”

Naples Daily News, 21 September, 2009 – “Slain Mother Described as Caring”

Naples Daily News, 21 September, 2009 – “They Were Just the Most Polite Boys Ever”

Scripps Howard News Service, 21 September, 2009 – “Fla. Mother Slain with Five Children”

USA Today, 21 September, 2009 – “Haitian Police Detain Husband”

Associated Press, 22 September, 2009 – “Fla. Mom Slain with her 5 Children Endured Abuse”

The Miami Herald, 22 September, 2009 – “Florida Man Charged with Murder in Slayings of His Family”

Naples Daily News, 22 September, 2009 – “No Safety Concern”

Naples Daily News, 22 September, 2009 – “Past Domestic Conflict”

Naples Daily News, 22 September, 2009 – “Damas Family Had History of Domestic Violence”

Associated Press, 23 September, 2009 – “Fla. Man Charged in Slayings of Wife, 5 Kids”

Bonita Daily News, 23 September, 2009 – “In Haiti, Mesac Damas Confesses to Killing his Wife and 5 Children”

Bonita Daily News, 24 September, 2009 – “Mesac Damas Hid at Cousin’s House”

Bonita Daily News, 25 September, 2009 – “Grisly Details Released in Slayings”

Naples Daily News, 27 September, 2009 – “Monuments, Collection Jars Around Community”

Naples Daily News, 27 September, 2009 – “Why Do Victims of Abuse Stay?”

Naples Daily News, 29 September, 2009 – “Clinical Psychologist to Examine Mesac Damas”

Naples Daily News, 1 October, 2009 – “Funeral Expenses Covered by Victims’ Fund”

Naples Daily News, 2 October, 2009 – “Candlelight Vigil Honors Victims of Damas Slaying”

Bonita Daily News, 3 October, 2009 – “Guerline Remembered as Devoted Mother, Giving Friend”

Marco Island Eagle, 3 October, 2009 – “Funeral for Slain Damas Family”

Bonita Daily News, 4 October, 2009 – “Four White Caskets, Fond Memories”

Marco Island Eagle, 5 October, 2009 – “Bloody Details Revealed in Damas Family Slayings”

Marco Island Eagle, 12 October, 2009 – “Mesac Damas Confession”

Bonita Daily News, 4 December, 2009 – “State Seeks Death Penalty for Damas”

Marco Island Eagle, 4 June, 2010 – “Damas  Children Memorialized”

Marco Island Eagle, 13 August, 2010 – “Throw the Switch”

Marco Island Eagle, 16 September, 2010 – “Accused Killer Mesac Damas Talks to Father”

Marco Island Eagle, 7 January, 2011 – “Mesac Damas”

Marco Island Eagle, 4 February, 2011 – “Murder Defendant Mesac Damas Ignores Judge”

Marco Island Eagle, 16 June, 2011 – “Is Mesac Damas Competent?”

Marco Island Eagle, 7 July, 2011 – “Hearing Friday for Mesac Damas to Challenge Public Defenders’ Competency”

The Banner, 21 October, 20113 – “Confessed Murderer Damas Non-Responsive”

Naples Daily News, 2 November, 2013 – “Mesac Damas Involved in Jailhouse Fight”

The Banner, 4 January, 2014 – “A Changed Man?”

The Banner, 2 July, 2014 – “Accused Killer Mesac Damas Rejects Legal Name”

Naples Daily News, 1 February, 2014 – “Judge Rules 60 Autopsy Photos Admissible”

Naples Daily News, 21 July, 2017 – “Judge Questions Damas in Family Killing Case”

Naples Daily News, 5 September, 2017 – “Mesac Damas Pleads Guilty”

Naples Daily News, 23 October, 2017 – “Mesac Damas Brain Abnormalities Consistent with Schizophrenia”

Naples Daily News, 24 October, 2017 – “May My Blood Be Upon Your Shoulders”

Naples Daily News, 27 October, 2017 – “Death Sentence for Mesac Damas”

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