Daron Wint has been has been found guilty of all 20 counts in the brutal slaying of three members of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper, more than three years after the vicious crime that has been dubbed the “Mansion Murders.”
Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and the family’s housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, were found beaten, strangled and stabbed to death inside the family’s mansion on Woodland Drive in Northwest D.C. in May 2015.
Initially, investigators said they thought others were involved in the heinous crime, but the defendant, Daron Wint, was the only person arrested and charged in the case.
As the Mansion Murders grabbed national attention, it took investigators and prosecutors three years to build their case against Wint.
The government’s case relied heavily on DNA evidence collected from the scene, and some eyewitness testimony that was far from definitive. Forensic scientists testified that Wint’s DNA was found on a pizza crust inside the Savopoulos’ house as well as on other items, including a neon green vest discovered inside the family’s Porsche that was stolen from the home and set on fire in Prince George’s County in Maryland.
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GUILTY: Daron Wint convicted in Mansion Murders trial