Mansion Murders: Testimonies build timeline of events, phone calls prior to Savopoulos deaths

- The Mansion Murders trial continues in day four on Monday, as the jury will continue to hear testimony from those who knew the Savopoulos and witnessed their interactions the day they were murdered.

Testimonies in the past week have revealed the phone calls and communications husband Savvas Savopoulos and his wife made during the day prior to their death.

Investigators continue to build a timeline of events, beginning on May 13, 2015 to the morning of May 14, 2015, when DC businessman Savvas Savopoulos and his wife Amy were found dead in their burning home, along with their son Phillip and housekeeper, Vera Figueroa.

Reporter Melanie Alnwick says she expects the jury will hear testimony from Jordan Wallace, who worked as an assistant to Savvas Savopoulos, and delivered $40,000 in cash from the bank to the house.

This comes following Thursday's testimony from Ted Chase, CFO of Savvas Savopoulos' company American Ironworks, who testified that he received a call from Savvas Savopoulos early in the morning of May 14, 2015. Chase said Savopoulos told him about his request for the $40,000 in cash, that would be delivered to the house by Wallace. Chase told the jury he thought it was unusual, but Savvas Savopoulos sounded perfectly normal and that nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

During testimony on the third day of the trial, a staff member at the security system company in the Savopoulos' home said Savvas Savopoulos made a phone call to them, inquiring how to access the recorded video from the cameras and where it was stored.

Additionally, one of the two housekeepers who worked for the Savopoulos family, Nelly Gutierrez, told the jury that day prior to the crime, May 13, 2015,  she was with Savvas Savopoulos at one of his businesses when he received a call from his wife Amy. She said Savvas Savopoulos told her that his wife had to go out and he needed to home to take care of their son, Phillip.

Gutierrez broke down on the stand during her testimony, when prosecutors played a voicemail that was left on her phone later that same evening from Savvas Savopoulos. He told her that his wife was sick in bed and that the other housekeeper, Vera Figueroa, would spend the night. Gutierrez told the court Figueroa had never spent the night previously.

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Witnesses also told the jury that wife Amy Savopoulos called the house sprinkler company the day before the crime.

Many of these testimonies differ from what had been previously reported, as prosecutors continue to use under-oath testimonies to build the series of events. Firefighters who entered the burning home the morning of May 14 are also due to testify in the coming days.

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