In a Washington, D.C., quadruple homicide that has had wide national media attention, police apprehended the main suspect late last night, the Washington Post reports. Daron Dylon Wint, 34, was caught by federal marshals in Northeast Washington in a car that was following a truck containing $10,000 in cash. Two men and two women were taken into custody with Wint, a man with a long criminal record who had been tracked to Brooklyn, N.Y.
Wint, a welder, is a former employee of an iron supply company headed by one of the victims, and had a long history of alleged assaults and threatening behavior. He was charged 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. They were killed and their house in a wealthy section of Washington was set on fire last week after $40,000 was delivered there. Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier held a news conference to assure the public that the crime was not a random one.