Mansion murders suspect indicted on 20 charges

The suspect involved in the DC mansion murders faces 20 felony charges.

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- The man accused of murdering four people inside a Washington D.C. mansion after holding them against their will for hours was indicted Wednesday on 20 charges.   

Darron Wint of Lanham Md. was charged with first-degree murder while armed, burglary, kidnapping, extortion, arson and theft in the 2015 deaths of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip Savopoulos and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa. 

According to the indictment, Wint, 35, kidnapped the four victims inside the Savopoulos' home, stole $40,000 through extortion, murdered the victims and set the home on fire. While responding to the fire at the home, authorities discovered the bodies of the victims.     

uthorities were able to tie Wint, who also goes by Daron Dylon Wint, to the murders after finding his DNA on pizza that was ordered to the house while the Savopoulos family and Figueroa were being held against their will inside the mansion. Drink containers were also found at the scene, police say.  

The exact charges against Wint, all of which are felonies, are as follows:

  • Four counts of first-degree murder while armed in the course of a kidnapping
  • Four counts of first-degree murder while armed in the course of a burglary
  • Four counts of first-degree premeditated murder while armed
  • Four counts of kidnapping
  • One count of first-degree burglary
  • One count of extortion
  • One count of arson
  • One count of first-degree theft

Because the first-degree murder charges are specified with "aggravating circumstances", Wint faces a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole if he's convicted. The first-degree murder charges each carries a minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

The kidnapping charges involving each of the adult victims carry a maximum 30-year prison sentence and the kidnapping charge involving Philip Savopoulos carries a 45-year maximum sentence. The burglary charge carries a 30-year maximum sentence and the arson, extortion, and first-degree theft charges each carries a maximum of 10-years in prison.   

Read the charging documents

Plans have been filed to demolish the Woodland Drive NW mansion where the murders happened. It was sold in November 2015 less than one week after it went on the market, according to our editorial partners at The Washington Post.  

Wint, who was arrested in May, was originally charged with one count of first-degree murder in the death of Savvas Savopoulos. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges Friday. 

Authorities say the investigation into the quadruple homicide is ongoing. 

Like this story? Like WUSA9 on Facebook

RELATED STORIES:

Affidavit: Bloodied baseball bat found at scene of mansion murders

Funeral held for family murdered in DC


JOIN THE CONVERSATION

To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the
Conversation Guidelines and FAQs

Leave a Comment