Maryland Man Who Brutally Killed Wealthy Washington D.C. Family Faces Life In Prison

Maryland Man Guilty Wealthy Washington Family Murders
Source: Facebook, Oswego County Sheriff's Department

Oct. 26 2018, Published 2:04 p.m. ET

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The man responsible for the quadruple 2015 killings of a wealthy Washington D.C. family and their housekeeper has been identified, has learned.

As PEOPLE reported, Maryland resident Daron Wint, 37, was convicted of multiple counts of first-degree murder while armed as well as kidnapping, burglary, extortion, theft and arson. He was found guilty of the brutal crimes this Thursday, though he has yet to be given a sentence.

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Over 60 witnesses were called to crack the case, according to the publication.

As readers recall, businessman Sav­­vas Savopoulos, 46, his wife Amy Savopoulos, 47, their son, Philip, 10, and their housekeeper, Veralicia "Vera" Figueroa, 57, were found dead inside the family's multimillion-dollar mansion on May 14, 2015.

According to prosecutors, Want broke into the home, ordered Savopoulos to give him $40,000 in cash (which he did, after his assistant showed up to deliver it) and later tortured each of the innocent individuals for hours before finally killing them. Each was reportedly beaten with a baseball bat and stabbed to death. After committing his horrific crime, Wint poured gasoline on the bodies and set the mansion on fire. Though he fled, investigators soon identified him as a person of interest. Prosecutors learned that Wint — who was Sav­­vas Savopoulos' former American Iron Works employee — was broke and had apparently been seeking to get revenge on his rich boss.


Wint was arrested days after the quadruple murder, when investigators found his DNA on a pizza crust that had been left inside the home. The convicted killer reportedly ordered food and ate it while holding the family captive.

Though he tried to blame the killings on Savopoulos' family members and even on his own brother, Wint was declared guilty. He will be sentenced on February 1, 2019 and faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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