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Judge gives man 6 death sentences for slitting throat of wife and 5 kids because voices told him to do so

By Mason White 4:27 PM October 31, 2017
Mesac Damas
Mesac Damas
By: Mason White  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) A man in Florida was given 6 life sentences for killing his wife and 5 young children, according to court proceedings.

41-year-old Mesac Damas of Naples said that he killed his wife and children because voices directed him to do so.

After killing his family, Damas fled to Haiti, where he was later arrested and sent back to the United States.

Damas admitted that he bought a knife at Walmart and then used it to slit throats of his wife, 32-year-old Guerline Dieu Damas, and their 5 children.

At one point, Damas asked to go to heaven to join his family.

He pleaded guilty to 6 counts of first-degree murder in connection with the deaths of his wife and 5 children, Michzach, 9; Marven, 6; Maven, 5; Megan, 3; and Morgan, 11 months.

Damas’ defense attorney argued that the defendant suffered all his life from mental illness.

Prosecutors pointed out the fact that the murders were premeditated.

The death sentences will automatically be appealed to the Florida State Supreme Court.