US police arrest suspect in mansion murders
Daron Dylon Wint was arrested early Friday morning in the nation’s capital, the Washington Post reported.
Wint is wanted in the brutal murder of a wealthy Washington family that has shocked the city, with Mayor Muriel Bowser calling it an “act of evil.”
Savvas Savopoulos, president and CEO of American Iron Works, a building materials company in Maryland, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and the family’s housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa — were found bound and bludgeoned May 14 after a fire gutted the millionaire’s mansion in an exclusive section of Washington.
Savopoulos’s blue Porsche, turned up shortly after the murders, abandoned several miles from the crime scene, authorities said. It also had been set ablaze.
Police had been tracking Wint, 34, after identifying him from a pizza crust that was ordered to the Savopoulos’ home at the time of the murder.
He is charged with first degree murder, but Wint’s former attorney said on CNN the police have the wrong man.
“It’s not his act. He’s a nice guy. He’s patriotic,” lawyer Robin Fickers said.
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