By Hayley Sanchez
Daron Wint was indicted by a grand jury on 20 felony counts, including 12 counts of first-degree murder, on Wednesday, according to the U.S. Attorney for D.C.
Wint, who was arrested in May for the alleged murder of Savvas Savopoulos, was indicted on charges for allegedly brutally murdering Savopoulos’ wife, Amy, their son, Philip and their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa.
According to the District Attorney’s Office, Wint is charged with 12 counts of first-degree murder while armed, all with aggravating circumstances, four counts of first-degree murder in the course of a burglary, four counts of first-degree premeditated murder, four counts of kidnapping and one count each for first-degree burglary, extortion, arson, and first-degree theft.
According to the indictment, Wint savagely murdered three members of the Savopoulos family and Figueroa while he kept them locked in their own house on May 13 and 14.
According to the indictment, Wint allegedly held the Savopoulos family and Figueroa inside the home, and demanded a $40,000 ransom. Wint is alleged to have stabbed and beaten Savvas and Amy Savopoulos, and Figueroa, with a bat which caused their death. He is charged with Philip’s death for allegedly beating and burning him in the fire, which led firefighters to discover the four bodies inside the Savopoulos home. The indictment also alleges Wint attempted to burn down the Savopoulos home. He is also charged for allegedly stealing an item of property from the Savopoulos home.
Because of the nature of the crimes, Wint’s indictments also carry additional counts for “aggravating circumstances” because of the heinous nature of the murders and kidnappings, according to the documents.
Wint was arrested for the murder after he was seen driving Savvas Savopoulos’ car and his DNA matched that of leftover pizza crust found in the Savopoulos home.
Wint was arrested on May 21. He is scheduled to be arraigned on the charges on Friday.
According to the release, if Wint is found guilty, he could face a maximum of life in prison without parole on each of the 12 murder charges. Each murder charge carries a minimum of 30 years in prison. Wint could also face 30 years for the kidnapping of each adult and 45 for the kidnapping of a minor. Additionally, Wint could be sentenced to a 30 years maximum for the burglary with arson, extortion and first-degree felony at a maximum of 10 years each.