The man convicted of killing three members of the wealthy Savopoulos family and their housekeeper in Washington DC in 2015 has been sentenced to four consecutive life sentences without the possibility of release.
That is the harshest penalty Daron Wint could face in the District, and the sentence sought by prosecutors.
Wint was convicted last autumn of four counts of first-degree premeditated murder in the deaths of Savvas and Amy Savopoulos; their 10-year-old son, Philip; and Vera Figueroa, the family’s housekeeper.
Firefighters discovered their bodies inside the family’s burning mansion in May 2015.
Daron Wint’s “conduct was heinous, atrocious and cruel,” said Judge Juliet McKenna during his sentencing hearing.
The victims were held hostage, beaten with bats, stabbed, and then set on fire.
Prosecutors say the 2015 murders were motivated by greed and vengeance.
According to prosecutors, Wint worked for Mr Savopoulos’ business, American Iron Works, but lost his job nearly a decade ago.