New Information in Mansion Murder and Arson Case

Daron Dylon Wint, the 34-year-old suspect responsible for the quadruple murders in an exclusive Washington, DC neighborhood culminated in a paid ransom and kidnapping attempt, arson to a $4.5 million mansion and massive manhunt was recently hired an immigration specialist.

Wint, a Guayana native, is charged with first-degree murder of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their 10-year-old son Philip and loyal housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa.

This high profile case has caught the attention of news headlines for its degree of violence in the nation’s capital that necessitated in a massive manhunt and ended with the capture of the suspect in a motel with his girlfriend.

Wint was previously employed by American Iron Works, a large construction company specializing in highly-engineered and custom-manufactured building products in the Washington, DC area.

The 46-year old CEO, Savvas Savopoulos was murdered by the suspect. It is unclear what motive led to this horrific tragedy. The gruesome tragedy is made even worse by a paid $40,000 ransom. Despite the carefully hatched plan, and attempt to eradicate all evidence including the arson that was set to the bodies in the multi-million dollar home. Authorities determined that the four individuals were held captive for 18 hours until he was paid.

Authorities were able to determine Wint as the primary suspect due to the DNA left behind from a partially eaten pizza crust.

Wint’s family has hired a new attorney, Sean R. Hanover, to replace the public defenders who represented Wint previously. Robin Ficker was the former attorney for the mansion murder suspect.

Wint is a permanent resident, but due to the nature of the crime the federal government may deport the suspect if he is convicted. Wint has faced multiple charges including theft, assault, and sexual offense. He has faced three assault convictions in New York.

The grizzly murders occurred on May 14.

Wint who has a pattern of violent crime insists that he is being framed for the gruesome crimes yet his DNA was found at the scene of the crime. Wint once bragged that he was “good with knife” and “not afraid of the police.” Prosecutors believe that Wint alone could not have committed the slayings and arson. There needed to be a high level of coordination (i.e., kidnapping, murder, ransom, and arson). Authorities conclude that the victims suffered from blunt-force trauma with the youngest victim having been stabbed and tortured.

The next hearing is set for July 2, 2015.

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