WASHINGTON (WJZ) — Police got the wrong man. That’s what the former attorney for the man arrested in the D.C. mansion murders and arson is saying. He’s accused of murdering a prominent businessman, his wife, their son and a housekeeper.
Meghan McCorkell explains he says the evidence just doesn’t add up.READ MORE: Dump Truck Crash & Fuel Spill Knot Traffic On I-95 In Rosedale
Daron Wint is a former employee of that D.C. businessman. Now he’s accused of killing his former boss.
Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Phillip and their housekeeper Vera Figueroa — all bound, tortured and killed — were found inside a burning D.C. mansion.
The only suspect charged in the grisly crime — 34-year-old Daron Wint.
“They’ve got the wrong guy,” said attorney, Robin Ficker.
Ficker has represented Wint in previous cases and says he’s not a violent person.
Police arrested Wint when his DNA was found on crust from a pizza that was ordered to the home during the ordeal.
“He doesn’t like pizza. He never eats pizza. That’s what his brother and sister told me,” said Ficker.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Heat Is Here, Alert Day Saturday For Record Heat
Daron Wint’s father has released a statement, saying in part:
“What we know is that this crime was egregious and heartless and we hope that whoever committed these heinous crimes — my son included — will suffer the consequences of their actions.”
Police say that Wint held the family captive for at least 18 hours, extorting them of $40,000.
Investigators believe more than one person was involved in the murders. So far, Wint is the only one in custody.
Five people who were with Wint when he was arrested have been released by police.
CBS News has learned at least two of them admitted to purchasing money orders after the murders estimated to exceed $10,000.
Investigators are also looking into a Savopoulos assistant who dropped off the money after he changed his story about when he was contacted by his boss and admitted he lied to police about putting money inside a red bag.
Daron Wint is currently being held without bond.MORE NEWS: Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School Shortens Commencement In Response To Record Heat
Funeral services for the Savopoulos family will be held on Monday.