Daron Wint’s family doesn’t believe he is guilty of D.C. murder, arson

WASHINGTON – Daron Wint, the man arrested in connection with a quadruple homicide in D.C., is getting some support from his family.

“They’re horrified by these events, and they can’t believe that he had anything to do with it,” attorney Robin Ficker tells WTOP.

Ficker has been speaking with Wint’s relatives, including his brother, sister and mother.

“They don’t believe that he’s guilty, and they don’t think that the presumption of innocence is coming,” Ficker says. “He’s being called a murderer.”

Wint is charged with murder and is being held without bond. Police arrested him after four people, including a child, were brutally killed inside a $4.5 million home in D.C.’s Woodley Park neighborhood.

Investigators have said more than one person had to be involved, but Wint is the only person in custody so far.

“Police should be looking for other suspects, and I hope that’s what they’re doing,” Ficker added.

Wint was linked to the crime scene through DNA discovered on the crust of discarded pizza.

“The evidence is circumstantial and almost unbelievable,” says Ficker. “[Wint’s family] told me, interestingly, that he doesn’t like pizza and never eats pizza.”

Ficker was Wint’s attorney in the past in relatively minor cases. Now, he may represent Wint again in the quadruple homicide.

“I expect that he’ll be found not guilty in the long run,” says Ficker.


Nick Iannelli

Nick Iannelli can be heard covering developing and breaking news stories on WTOP.

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