The former fiancee of a man being tried for the brutal murders of a wealthy Washington DC family and their housekeeper testified that he had wads of cash on him when he came to visit her in New York just days after the killings.
Daron Wint, 37, previously pleaded not guilty to 20 felony charges, including murder, kidnapping, extortion and arson in the 2015 killings of business executive Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy, their 10-year-old son, Philip, and their maid Veralica Figueroa.
Their bodies were discovered on May 14 of that year after a fire at their $4.5million mansion.
Wint’s trial got under way in DC Superior Court three weeks ago.
On Tuesday, his former fiancée, Vanessa Hayles, told the jury from the witness stand that a few days after the family was tortured and murdered as part of a ransom plot, Wint arrived in New York ‘flush with cash,’ which he claimed was a lottery prize, reported Fox 5 DC.
The couple went out to dinner, Wint bought his wife-to-be a new iPhone and shoes, and gave her money to put on her credit card.
On May 20, Hayles told the court she was laying in bed with Wint watching the news when his photo flashed on the screen in connection to the DC ‘mansion murders.’
The witness said she jumped out of bed and noticed that her fiance appeared shocked.