A Maryland man was found guilty of murdering a Washington couple, their son, and housekeeper in 2015.
Daron Wint was charged in the killings of Savvas Savopoulos, 46, his wife Amy Savopoulos, 47, their son, Philp, 10, and their housekeeper, 57-year-old Veralicia “Vera” Figueroa.
The jury’s verdict Thursday capped a graphic six week trial that included hundreds of pieces of evidence and dozens of witnesses, The Washington Post reported.
He was convicted of multiple counts of murder and kidnapping, burglary and arson.
Prosecutors alleged that Wint, a former employee at a Savopoulos family business, broke into the family’s home on May 13, 2015 and held them hostage while demanding a $40,000 ransom, which Savvas Savopoulos delivered.
Wint brutally beat and stabbed the victims before dousing their bodies in gasoline and setting them on fire.
(Daron Dylon Wint via Oswego County Sheriff's Department/Reuters)
The upstairs of the Savopoulos home was engulfed in flames.
Firefighters discovered the bodies the following day.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura Bach told the Jury that Wint was broke and desperate for cash when he committed the crimes.
“He had no options left. He did this. He’s the one who killed these people,” she told jurors. “Now you hold him responsible. Hold him accountable for what he did.”