Dennis Wint asked the media for privacy as his son's case moves through the judicial system

By Tara Fowler
May 28, 2015 07:35 AM
Metropolitan Police Department

The father of Daron Dylon Wint, the 34-year-old ex-con accused in the quadruple homicide of businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Philip and housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa, offered his sympathies to the family his son allegedly killed.

In a statement Tuesday, Dennis Wint told The Washington Post that it pains him that his son has been charged in this “egregious and heartless” crime.

“We hope that whoever committed these heinous crimes – my son included – will suffer the consequences of their actions,” he said in a statement. “This violence is in no way an indication of the life we live or the values that my family embraces.”

He also expressed his grief for the Savopoulos family, though he did not know any of the victims personally.

“I would like the family of the victims to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them,” he added, before asking for privacy from the media “as this case moves through the judicial system.”

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Daron Dylon Wint was taken into custody last Thursday after a manhunt led authorities from Washington, D.C., to Brooklyn and back again.

Five others were detained with him, though four of those individuals have since been released.

Police do not believe that Wint, who was linked to the crime by DNA left on a slice of pepperoni pizza, acted alone in the brutal slayings, though they have yet to publicly identify any others suspects.

Authorities are looking into the driver who dropped off $40,000 in cash at the Savopoulos family home on May 14 shortly before it was set aflame. Key details in that man’s story have changed since he initially spoke to police, and while he has not officially been named a suspect in the case, a police source tells PEOPLE that he has not specifically been ruled out.

“Right now, it’s an open investigation,” says the police source. “And we’re looking into multiple theories and people who may be responsible.”

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