WASHINGTON - Opening statements were made Tuesday in the trial of Daron Wint, the man accused of killing three members of the wealthy Savopoulos family and their housekeeper more than three years ago in their D.C. home.
According to FOX 5's Melanie Alnwick, four jurors notified the court of possible issues before the trial began. Alnwick said several remaining "qualified" jurors were being questioned.
Alnwick also said that Wint's defense team alleges his brothers, Stefon and Darrell, tricked him into going to the house on the day of the crime. She said the defense team also stated that Jordan Wallace, a Savopoulos personal assistant who delivered the ransom to house the day of the murders, may have been involved.
Alnwick said Wint appeared relaxed and even appeared to smile as he walked into the courtroom Tuesday.
Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their son Philip and the family's housekeeper, Vera Figueroa, were found beaten, strangled and stabbed to death inside the family's Northwest D.C. mansion in May 2015.
“This is what nightmares are made of.” That’s how prosecutor Christopher Bruckman began his opening statement in the #MansionMurders trial. Jurors appear a bit shellshocked by the graphic evidence they will have to see & hear. @Fox5Wagner @fox5dc— Melanie Alnwick (@fox5melanie) September 11, 2018
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