WASHINGTON, D.C. – The man arrested in connection to the brutal quadruple murder that took place inside a northwest D.C. mansion last year was indicted Wednesday afternoon.
Darron Wint was indicted by a grand jury on 20 felony charges that include first-degree murder while armed, burglary, kidnapping, extortion, arson and theft in the deaths of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, their son Philip, and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa—all of whom were found killed inside the family’s home on Woodland Drive last year.
No one else was named in the indictment.
On May 14, 2015, firefighters were called to the home where Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, and 10-year-old son lived, just blocks away from Washington National Cathedral and the home of the vice president. Flames and smoke were shooting out a second-floor window of the brick mansion that sits nestled between other million dollar homes and embassies.
Flames and smoke were shooting from a second-story window, and inside, the bodies of Savvas, Amy and Philip Savopoulos, and their housekeeper, Vera Figueroa, were found. All of them had been tortured and killed before the multi-million dollar home was set ablaze.
The three adults were found in one bedroom, and in the next room over, the boy’s body was discovered—but it was so badly charred on the bed’s mattress that it was initially unrecognizable. Police had said they believe the family was held against their will for more nearly 20 hours inside the home.
Wint was arrested in the case, but few details had been released about what really happened, or a motive.
The Savopoulos left behind two daughters, who were both away at boarding school when their family was murdered.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has flagged for deportation the sole suspect charged in the high-profile, quadruple homicide in the multi-million dollar Northwest home of businessman Savvas Savopoulos.
The agency has placed an immigration detainer on Darron Delon Dennis Wint, who was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in last month’s killings of a D.C. couple, their 10-year-old child and the family’s housekeeper. ICE officials confirmed that Mr. Wint, who is a citizen of Guyana, could face deportation from the United States if he is convicted.