DC Mansion Slayings Suspect Darron Wint Indicted by Grand Jury


Savvas Savopolous, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and the family’s housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa were found dead inside a burning mansion in Washington on May 14, 2015. (Credit: CNN)

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An investigation that began after flames devoured a $4.5 million mansion led to a grand jury indictment Wednesday in the killings of three people from a prominent Washington family and their housekeeper.

Darron Dellon Dennis Wint, 35, faces 20 felony charges, including first-degree murder while armed, burglary, kidnapping, extortion, arson, and theft, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

He’s set to be arraigned on Friday.

Investigators found the remains of Savvas, Amy and Philip Savopoulos and housekeeper Veralicia Fernandez last May inside the charred home, which is located in northwest Washington near a number of embassies and Vice President Joe Biden’s residence.

A 2008 mug shot shows Darron Dellon Dennis Wint. (Credit: Prince George's County State's Attorney's Office)
A 2008 mug shot shows Darron Dellon Dennis Wint. (Credit: Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office)

Police arrested Wint the next week after his DNA was allegedly found on a pizza crust at the scene, according to a source with knowledge of the investigation.

Forensic analysis also matched traces of blood on Wint’s shoe to at least one of the murder victims, two law enforcement officials said.

The indictment returned by the grand jury does not detail the evidence against the suspect, who is also known as Daron Dylon Wint.

It says Savvas and Amy Savopoulos and their housekeeper were beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed.

Philip, their 10-year-old son, was stabbed and burned, according to the indictment.

Wint is also accused of setting fire to the Savopoulos family’s home.

While authorities haven’t ruled out others being involved, Wint is the only suspect they’ve identified in the killings.

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