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Fri May 22, 2015, 10:02 AM

Suspect In DC Quadruple Murder, Arson Arrested

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Justice/2015/0522/Suspect-who-worked-for-wealthy-DC-family-arrested-for-their-deaths

Washingtton — About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has been arrested. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was arrested about 11 p.m. Thursday by a fugitive task force and is charged with first-degree murder while armed, D.C. police and the U.S. Marshals Service said. He is expected to appear in D.C. Superior Court on Friday afternoon.

Police have not detailed why Wint — who moved to the U.S. from Guyana in 2000, joined the Marines and later worked as a certified welder before racking up a criminal record — would want to kill 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos; his 47-year-old wife, Amy; their son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa. Three of the four victims had been stabbed or bludgeoned before the fire. Wint showed little emotion when he was captured, Robert Fernandez, commander of the U.S. Marshal Service's Capital Area Regional Fugitive Task Force told The Associated Press on Friday. "He was stoic," Fernandez said.

Investigators had tracked Wint to the Brooklyn area of New York City, where they barely missed him Wednesday night, Fernandez said. "We believe he saw himself on the news and just took off," Fernandez said. Investigators then tracked Wint to a Howard Johnson Express Inn in College Park, Maryland, on Thursday night, he said.

A team realized Wint was probably in one of two vehicles in the motel parking lot: a car or a moving truck. The vehicles left together and the team followed as they took a U-turn and a strange route — seeming to be lost or trying to shake those who followed, Fernandez said. Officers eventually got between the two vehicles in northeast Washington and took Wint, three other men and two women into custody, Fernandez said

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Good news.

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:42 AM

1. My wife and I were talking this morning. This was some damned fine ...

 

police work. From the finding and running of the DNA evidence, to identifying a suspect, to taking a really dangerous guy with absolutely nothing to lose off the streets in a remarkably short time; I tip my hat to the LEOs for an exemplary bit of policing.

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Response to NavyBrat (Reply #1)

Fri May 22, 2015, 10:47 AM

2. Ditto

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Response to Juan Rico (Original post)

Fri May 22, 2015, 11:11 AM

3. Good.

They got this guy and accomplices quickly.

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