DC Mansion ‘Home-Invasion Killer’ Charged With 20 Felonies After Gruesome Family Murder, Arson And Extortion
The 35-year-old man accused of brutally slaying a wealthy CEO, his wife, their son and their housekeeper inside their DC mansion has been indicted on 20 felonies.
Darron Wint of Lanham, Maryland, is facing 555 years in prison after he was charged with murdering 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son Philip and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, before setting their house on fire on May 13, 2015.
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DC mansion murder suspect Darron Wint, 35, who is accused of slaying four people during a home invasion
The list of indictments has revealed that he beat his victims with a baseball and then stabbed them with what is believed to have been a samurai sword at the property new the home of Vice President Joe Biden.
The document also states that the father-of-one burned Philip alive after knifing him.
Wint entered their home, kidnapped the family and extorted $40,000 from them as ransom before killing them, prosecutors say.
A samurai sword from Mr. Sabopoulos’ martial arts collection and a baseball bat were also taken from the house and may have been used in the horrifying crime.
He went on the run for a week and was eventually caught in Brooklyn, New York, after investigators matched his DNA to a pizza crust he had left at the scene.
Wint had previously only faced one murder count for the death of Mr. Savaopoulos, his former boss at American Iron Works, a major industrial company.
Murdered: Savvas Savopoulos, 46, and his 47-year-old wife Amy were found dead after their Washington DC home was set ablaze. Their 10-year-old son and housekeeper were also found murdered inside
Philip Savopoulos, 10, left, was also found dead with housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57, right.
Wint has now been charged with multiple counts of first-degree murder for allegedly killing the three others.
Wint, who used to work for Savopoulos, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday on 20 felony charges, including first-degree murder while armed, burglary, kidnapping, extortion, arson and theft.
The grand jury in the D.C. Superior Court found the murders were ‘especially heinous, atrocious or cruel,’ the statement said.
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