Mesac Damas, 33, told a Daily News reporter in Haiti that he blames "the devil" for making him cut the throats of his wife and five children. And said that "only God knows" why he did it. Suicide was not an option. He reasoned that would have prevented him from going to heaven.
Deputy Public Defender Mike Orlando told the Daily News on Wednesday afternoon that he is concerned about Damas' mental state. Here is the Daily News story.
Orlando can count on the prosecution's evidence of domestic violence. In the photo below, Guerline Damas, 32, is crying while police take pictures of injuries that she blamed her husband for.