*(Via MSN News) – Police apprehended the suspect in the gruesome killings of three members of a Northwest Washington family and its housekeeper Thursday night in Northeast Washington, according to D.C. Police Chief Cathy L. Lanier.
The suspect, Daron Dylon Wint, 34, is a former employee of an iron supply company headed by one of the victims and has a long history of alleged assaults and threatening behavior, according to law enforcement and court records.
Wint’s DNA was connected to a pizza crust found inside the home where the crime happened, according to police. The night before the bodies were found, a pizza delivery driver left two pizza boxes at the front door of the home where an envelope with cash was left outside.
The manhunt had extended to New York City, where authorities said he has relatives in Brooklyn. Wint is charged in a warrant with first-degree murder while armed in the deaths of Savvas Savopoulos, 46; his wife, Amy, 47; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, 57.
Police said they believe that the victims were held captive overnight and had been bound. D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) described the slayings at a Thursday afternoon news conference as “an act of evil.”
Hours later, Wint’s father, Dennis, reached by phone, declined to comment. “I really am not in the mood to talk to any reporters,” he said before hanging up.
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