Man accused of deaths of 6 involved in jail fight


Published: Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:18 p.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 7:18 p.m.

NAPLES — A southwest Florida man awaiting trial for the deaths of his wife and five children has been treated for injuries following a fight in jail.

According to Collier County Sheriff's Office reports, Mesac Damas was accused by fellow inmates of attacking them Oct. 9 in their housing area at the Naples Jail Center.

Camera footage shows Damas punching two inmates. Three other inmates also were involved in the altercation. All but one were taken for medical evaluations.

The Naples Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/17AHy8p) that Damas told authorities that he was trying to break up a fight between two other inmates. Disciplinary reports were filed against Damas and two other inmates.

Damas is charged with first-degree murder in the 2009 deaths of his wife and their five young children.

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

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