Jury Begins Deliberations in DC Mansion Murders Trial - NBC4 Washington

Jury Begins Deliberations in DC Mansion Murders Trial

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    Jury Gets the Case in Murder Trial of Daron Wint

    Deliberations resume Wednesday in the D.C. mansion murders trial. The jury of six men and six women got the case late Tuesday afternoon. News4's Meagan Fitzgerald reports. Courtroom sketches by Bill Hennessy. (Published Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Daron Wint testified the night the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper were held hostage, he was at his friend Ed's.

    • The prosecution said Ed is dead and no one in Wint's family can corroborate the alibi.

    • The prosecution also said Wint's half-brother took police to Wint's burned out minivan.

    Attorneys completed closing arguments in the D.C. mansion murders trial Tuesday, and the case is in the hands of six men and six women who will determine Daron Wint's fate.

    Wint is the only person charged in the 2015 deaths of Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy, 47; their 10-year-old son, Philip, and Veralicia Figueroa, 57, their housekeeper. He is accused of holding the victims captive, extorting $40,000 and setting their Northwest Washington mansion on fire.

    Defense attorney Judith Pipe argued witnesses called by the prosecution were misleading.

    She said the prosecution failed to thoroughly investigate the whereabouts or phones of Darell and Steffon Wint, so they don’t know if the defendants brothers ever looked up directions to the Savopoulos home. Pipe said that’s one reason Daron Wint should be found not guilty.

    The defense argues Daron Wint’s brothers committed the crime and set him up.

    But on rebuttal, prosecutor Laura Bach argued against almost every point the defense tried to make. She showed cellphone records for Darell Wint and work records for Steffon Wint to corroborate their whereabouts.

    Bach told the jury it’s time for them to find Daron Wint guilty because he did it.

    The jury will continue deliberating Wednesday.

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