Man convicted of spouse homicide, seeks 5 youngsters’s remedy, launch of psychiatric information
Almost a month after a Naples man accused of killing his spouse and 5 youngsters greater than 13 years in the past was deemed competent in courtroom, he’s asking for extra releases of his medical information.
In line with a Dec. 15 movement, Messack Damas, 46, requested the Florida Division of Corrections to launch his medical and psychological information from Might.
The movement, in response to a Dec. 12 subpoena wherein the state sought to launch Damas’ information, alleges they’re related to a pending continuing; Admissible proof results in discovery; Not found earlier than; and isn’t obtainable in state archives.
Thought-about eligible in courtroom:Naples man found competent to stand trial for killing wife, 5 children more than 13 years ago
In the course of the Nov. 15 listening to, the state sought launch of Damas’ bodily situation and remedy.
Damas complained of chest pains throughout that listening to, courtroom information point out. Jail employees took him to the emergency room on November 17.
“Resulting from ongoing and protracted health-related points, Mr. Damas has requested that he not be delivered to Collier County for an evidentiary listening to,” a part of a current courtroom listening to learn.
The state alleges that Damas induced issues by refusing to eat or drink whereas within the Collier County Jail. Throughout that listening to, Damas stated he refused to eat or drink as a result of he believed the edibles have been “toxic,” information point out.
Data point out that he’s receiving remedy for diabetes.
On Nov. 7, Collier Circuit Decide Ramiro Manalich dominated that Damas was competent to proceed to a post-conviction listening to, courtroom information present. He’s attempting to attraction his sentence.
By regulation, he’s entitled to a listening to as a result of many specialists have deemed him competent.
Damas killed Guerline Dieu Damas, and their 5 youngsters – Michzach, 9, Marven, 6, Maven, 5, Megan, 3, and Morgan, 1 – of their North Naples townhouse with a filet knife.
Court docket information point out his attorneys filed a movement to waive Damas from an evidentiary listening to, which might decide the destiny of his demise penalty attraction.
They claimed that touring to the listening to would disrupt his each day medicine schedule and dosage. He stays incarcerated on the Union Correctional Establishment in Railford, greater than 300 miles from southwest Florida.
The movement argued that whereas incarcerated within the Collier County Jail, the disturbance in his medicine induced Damasus’ anxiousness.
“The emotional and bodily stress of stepping again from demise row is one thing Mr. Damas needs to keep away from if doable,” the movement reads partially.
Background to the Damas case
In late 2018, the Florida Supreme Court docket upheld six demise sentences for six murders within the Damas case.
Damas was sentenced in October 2017 after pleading responsible to 6 counts of homicide.
The sentence closed the case after it dragged on for greater than eight years amid seemingly infinite delays.
Collier Sheriff Kevin Rambosk known as the killing “essentially the most horrific and violent incident” within the county’s historical past.
Damas fled to Port-au-Prince, Haiti, the place he was born and raised. However the authorities Find him days later.
Thomas Rodriguez is a breaking/reside information reporter for the Naples Every day Information and The Information-Press. You possibly can attain Tomas at [email protected] or 772-333-5501. Join with him on Twitter @TomasFRoBeltranInstagram @Tomasfrobeltran and Fb @tomasrodrigueznews.
This text initially appeared within the Naples Every day Information: North Naples man on death row wants psychiatric records released on review
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