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DC ‘Mansion Murders’ killer is found guilty on all 20 counts in quadruple murder of wealthy family and their housekeeper
Daron Wint was convicted in the brutal murders of a wealthy family and their housekeeper has been found guilty on all 20 counts
Wint, 37, was found guilty on Thursday of the 2015 slaying of the Savopoulos family at their home in a wealthy Washington DC neighborhood in what became known as the ‘Mansion Murders’
The federal jury delivered the guilty verdict after a searing six-week trial, in which Wint argued that he was innocent, and tried to pin the killings on his brother and half-brother.
The bodies of construction firm owner Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his wife Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son Phillip and the family’s housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57, were found on May 14, 2015
They had been tied up, beaten and stabbed before being doused with gasoline and the house was set on fire. 
Prosecutors argued that Wint acted alone in order to claim a $40,000 ransom
Wint claimed in his defense that he was set up by half-brother Darrell and stepbrother

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Daron Wint (pictured) was found guilty of the murders on Thursday

A man charged with the brutal murder of a wealthy family and their housekeeper has been found guilty on all 20 counts.
Daron Wint, 37, was found guilty on Thursday of the 2015 slaying of the Savopoulos family at their home in a wealthy Washington DC neighborhood in what became known as the ‘Mansion Murders.’
The federal jury delivered the guilty verdict after a searing six-week trial, in which Wint argued that he was innocent, and tried to pin the killings on his brother and half-brother. The bodies of construction firm owner Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his wife Amy, 47, their 10-year-old son Phillip and the family’s housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, 57, were found on May 14, 2015.
They had been tied up, beaten and stabbed before being doused with gasoline and the house was set on fire.

Savvas Savopoulos is carried towards his funeral service in 2015.JPGThe casket of wealthy DC industrialist Savvas Savopoulos is carried towards his funeral service at Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Washington DC in May 2015

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Veralicia Figueroa [left] and Phillip Savopoulos 1Ten-year-old Phillip (left) and the family’s housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa (right), also died

 

The 37-year-old suspect, who was born in Guyana, had pled not guilty to multiple counts of first-degree murder, kidnapping and arson.
Prosecutors argued that Wint acted alone in order to claim a $40,000 ransom, the Washington Post reported.
But his defense team claimed all through the six-month trial that he was set up to take the fall by his half-brother Darrell Wint and his stepbrother. Neither of man have been charged in the case.
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At trial, prosecutors admitted the possibility that Wint had help because four people had been taken hostage for 36 hours before they were killed, ABC 7 reports.
During the trial, Wint took the stand, telling the jury that he was lured to the Savopoulos home in Upper Northwest Washington by Darrell.
He gave a detailed account explaining how he ended up leaving his DNA on a pizza crust at the house – which led to his arrest.
He testified that he only went because Darrell had asked him to come for a paint and drywall job – and later asked for his help in ‘unloading the house’ of valuables.

Daron Wint 4Guyanes transplant Daron Wint, was convicted on multiple counts of first-degree murder, kidnapping and arson. Wint was a former employee of the businessman
Wint told jurors he refused to help steal from the house after Darrell told him to put on a construction hat and green reflective vest to be less conspicuous.
He insisted that he had stayed in a room on the main floor of the house and wasn’t aware that anyone else was in the house or being hurt.
According to Wint’s testimony, he met Darrell at a construction company on May 13 – the day authorities say a killer broke into the Savopoulus’ home.
Wint claims that during that meeting, Darrell asked to use his minivan – which he would pay him at least $300 for – and that night, he spent the night at a friend’s house.
He claims he didn’t hear from his brother again until the morning of May 14 when Darrell turned up at the friend’s house driving a Porsche.
Wint says they drove to the Savopoulos home and Darrell let them inside with a key.
He says his brother was wearing construction gloves when he brought him a pizza box after he mentioned that he was hungry – which he had thought was odd, according to the Post.
Wint said he put an uneaten slice of pepperoni pizza back into the box because it was ‘cold and hard.’
He claimed that he and his brother argued after his brother asked for help stealing from the house and he left the hard hat and vest there.
Authorities found Wint’s DNA on the pizza as well as on the hard hat and vest.
But Wint couldn’t explain how his DNA ended up on a knife in the basement.
He said his brother told him to get in the Porsche and he would be driven back to his minivan, but says, his brother took him to a parking lot in Lanham, Maryland.
Wint claims his brother spoke about getting ‘rid’ of the minivan and some time after the incident, Wint claimed Darrell gave him $6,000 to ‘buy a new car.’
He also says he was given two white iPhones which Darrell told him were found in a park, but which authorities say were stolen from the Savopoulos home.
Wint also claimed that he only made Google searches after the incident, including ‘how to beat a lie detector test’, because ‘I didn’t want to go to jail for a crime I didn’t commit.’
He said he began doing searches online after seeing a story about the fire on the news and was worried that his minivan would be linked to the case.
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