May 14th, 2015
On May 14, 2015, three members of the Savopoulos family—Savvas Phillip Savopoulos, age 46, Amy Clare Savopoulos (née Martin), and their son Philip Savvas Savopoulos —as well as their housekeeper, Veralicia Figueroa, age 57, were killed at the Savopoulos home in Washington, D.C. Two teenage daughters, Abigail and Katerina Savopoulos, were not present at the scene when the four were killed. The victims were held hostage for 19 hours, starting on May 13. Ten-year-old Philip was tortured in order to coerce $40,000 in cash from the family. The perpetrator(s) restrained them with duct tape before killing them, then set the house on fire.They all sustained blunt force trauma, and Philip was also stabbed. Savvas Savopoulos was the CEO and president of American Iron Works. On October 25, 2018 the defendant Daron Wint, a welder fired from a company owned by Savvas Savopoulos was found guilty of 20 counts of kidnapping, extortion and murder.