WASHINGTON, DC – The multi-state manhunt is over for the person police say tortured and killed four people in Washington, DC, last week.
A task force led by US marshals captured 34-year-old Daron Wint, who DC police say murdered a prominent Washington area businessman, his wife, their ten-year-old son, and the family’s housekeeper.
Police believe Wint tortured and stabbed the boy before setting him and the house on fire.
DC police chief Cathy Lanier couldn’t say if Wint had been fired from American Iron Works where Savvos Savapoulos was president and chief executive officer. "We do believe there is a connection between this suspect in this case through the business.”
The US marshals tracked him to New York, where they just missed him. Police think Wint took off when he saw on the news that cops were after him.
Investigators then located him back in Maryland Thursday night at a Howard Johnson's hotel 20 miles north of the White House.
Wint was in the backseat of a sedan. A small moving van was with the car. About $10,000 in cash was inside.
Police arrested three other men and two women, but they’re not saying if those arrested were involved in the murders.
Wint has three assault convictions in New York, but his Maryland attorney, who’s gotten him off on several other charges, says “They've got the wrong guy. It's a group grope, a rush to judgment. “
Attorney Robin Flicker went on to describe Wint as a “kind, gentle, non-aggressive person,” adding that Wint is “someone you wouldn't mind your grandmother going to lunch with.”
And now, prosecutors say Wint did not commit the murders by himself.
They say holding the victims hostage and arranging for the delivery of $40,000, required more than just one person, which means there at least one other killer on the loose.