Posted: Oct 28 2016 06:20PM EDT
Video Posted: Oct 28 2016 06:16PM EDT
Updated: Sep 26 2017 05:30PM EDT
WASHINGTON - Additional DNA evidence released Friday has linked Daron Wint to a brutal quadruple murder that took place last year inside a northwest DC mansion. Wint, 34, is the suspect in the murders of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Phillip, and the family's housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, who were killed before the Savopoulos' home in northwest D.C. was set on fire on May 14, 2015.
Prosecutors told the court on Friday that investigators have tested 170 pieces of evidence for DNA. Of those tested, so far five items have been linked to Wint. Investigators said earlier in the investigation that Wint's DNA was found on pizza crust from pizza that was delivered to the house. They haven't said where the other DNA was found.
In the first court affidavit charging Wint with the murders, detectives said he had help from “others,” But now, 17 months later, no one else has been charged, and prosecutors have made no mention of having any unknown DNA that investigators have been unable to link to accomplices who may have been inside the mansion on Woodland Drive.
The defense will now get the opportunity to do their own DNA testing, which means the trial will most likely not begin until 2018.
The Savopoulos family and their housekeeper were held captive inside the house while prosecutors say Wint waited for a delivery of $40,000 in cash. They were then beaten, slashed and stabbed to death before the house was set on fire.
Wint once worked for Savvas Savopoulos at his company, American Iron Works. Wint will be back in court February 3, 2017.