A bruised and bewildered Mesac Damas is seen in this photo taken at the Port-au-Prince police station yesterday in Haiti.
As he was escorted down a hallway to his cell, he shouted "I don’t want no pain, no suffering."
According to the Miami Herald, Damas, 33, was taken into custody yesterday afternoon (9/21) by the Haitian National police who found him hiding in a home next to the hotel where he was staying. Damas reportedly told police “I was going to turn myself in. You see I’ve got my suit on and everything,” and he told a reporter he returned to the island nation "mostly to say goodbye to my family.”
Damas fled to his native Haiti one day before Naples, Florida police found his wife Guerline, 32, and their five children dead in their home on Saturday (9/19). Family members say their throats had been slit.
Haiti police didn't say how they located Damas, or what his movements were between Friday and yesterday when he was caught. There also was no word on whether family members in Haiti helped harbor the fugitive who has not been charged in the murders.
Guerline Damas' family had put up a $10,000 reward for information on Damas' whereabouts.
The Damas's lived together for 10 years and were married two years ago. Friends and family said the couple had a history of domestic violence and Damas was once arrested for domestic abuse.
Naples police are working with the FBI and Haitian authorities to extradite Damas back to the U.S.
Police in Naples, Florida found six people dead in a home, including 5 young children, after responding to a missing person's report on Saturday (9/19).
Mesac Damas, 33, the husband of the deceased woman and the father of the 5 children, is being sought for questioning. According to online reports, Damas boarded a flight early Friday morning bound for Haiti.
The suspect's father Jean Damas Sr., called police to say Damas telephoned his brother in Haiti where he has other family members. Capt. Chris Roberts of the Naples police dept. said local authorities are working with Haitian officials to extradite Damas from Haiti, but any extradition would take time.
A family member told the media the children's throats were slit. The bodies of Guerline Damas, her 3 boys and 2 girls were found around 6:30 p.m. Saturday in an apartment in a gated community in the 800 block of Hampton Circle in North Naples.
School officials left an automated message on the couple's voicemail after it was discovered that the three boys were absent from school on Friday.
A family member filed a missing person's report Friday after Guerline Damas failed to show up to work at Publix.
On Friday morning, store employees reached her husband on his cell phone. Mesac told them his wife was sick and on the way to the hospital.
Police believe Damas was at Miami International airport when he took that call. By 10 a.m. that morning, Damas was on a flight to Haiti.
Last week, Damas updated his Facebook account with the words, "Good people do not go to heaven, only sinners do! Thank you God I am going to heaven."
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