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Daron Wint (Police Mugshot Handout)

Daron Wint, the only suspect accused in the so-called “Mansion Murders,” in which three members of the Savopoulos family and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were killed, pleaded not guilty of all charges at an arraignment hearing Feb. 19.

Judge Jose M. Lopez presided over the hearing at the D.C. Superior Court in Northwest Washington D.C. Wint, 35, dressed in an orange jumpsuit while shackled and handcuffed, was escorted by U.S. marshals in the courtroom. The Washington Post reported that Amy Savopoulos’ father and members of Figueroa’s family were seated in the back of the courtroom.

The hearing was brief, with another one scheduled for May 20. Wint is being held without bond.

On Feb. 17 federal prosecutors indicated Wint on 20 felony counts. He is charged with first-degree burglary; kidnapping; kidnapping (with aggravating circumstances); extortion; first-degree murder while armed – felony murder (with aggravating circumstances); first-degree murder while armed – premeditated (with aggravating circumstances); arson; and first-degree theft. Wint is also accused of theft in the amount of $40,000 dollars that was delivered at the property.

The tragedy occurred on May 13 and 14, 2015 in the 3200 block of Woodland Drive Northwest. The quadruple murders involved Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip, and Figueroa, 52. According to news reports, the victims were beaten, tortured, stabbed, and then burned to death.

Authorities believe Wint, despite being the only suspect, did not act alone. He became a suspect when his DNA was found on a pizza crust in the home. Wint was a former employee at Savopoulos’ company American Iron Works.