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It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for 22 hours and murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.

22 Hours: An American Nightmare WTOP/PodcastOne

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It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for 22 hours and murdered inside their burning D.C. mansion. WTOP examines the complicated trail of evidence that police say led to finding their killer and why they say he committed such a brutal crime.

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    The Breakdown: Q&A #2

    The Breakdown: Q&A #2

    In our final episode, we again return to the studio and dig through our notes, files and transcripts of the
    case to answer listener questions. What happened to the $40,000 ransom and was it fully accounted for? What is the timeline of the various fires in the case? And what was the deal with Daron’s alibi, Ed?

    This episode is written and produced by WTOP reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit 22HoursPodcast.com to sign up for email alerts on the case, and to see photos
    and other evidence.

    "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C. Music for this
    episode is “Haters Hate” by Ramone Messam.

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    • 45 min
    Life Without

    Life Without

    After Daron Wint’s conviction, federal prosecutors press the judge for the harshest possible sentence and, for the first time reveal his history of explosive rage, violent threats and assaults. At Daron’s sentencing, emotional statements from the two surviving Savopoulos daughters are read in court. As the last regular episode comes to a close, we reflect back.

    This episode is written and produced by reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the
    content adviser. Visit 22HoursPodcast.com to sign up for email alerts on this case and the podcast. You can also see a video of Nelly Gutierrez sharing more of her memories.

    "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C.

    All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or
    by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. Music for this episode is “Haters Hate” by Ramone Messam; “Beyond the Lows” by The Whole Other and “Spookster” by Wayne Jones, available in the YouTube Audio Library. “Rhythmic Pulse” and “Closing my Eyes for a Moment” by Daniel Birch and “Harbor” by Kai Engel are licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 International.

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    • 1 hr 24 min
    The Verdict

    The Verdict

    After six weeks, dozens of witnesses and hours of testimony, emotions were running high when attorneys delivered their closing arguments. Then the United States v. Daron Wint went to the jury. Some of the men and women who decided Daron Wint’s fate take us inside the deliberation room as they weighed the evidence and came to a conclusion.

    This episode is written and produced by reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit 22HoursPodcast.com to see photos, a map of key locations from the case, and an interactive blog where you can ask questions or leave your comments about each episode. You can also visit us on Twitter, @22hourspod. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C.

    MUSIC: All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. "Haters Hate" by Ramone Messam, used with permission of the artist; "Rhythmic Pulse” by Daniel Birch and “Weirder” by Drake Stafford, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 International; and "Cast of Pods" by Doug Maxwell and “A Great Darkness Approaches, Can You Feel It” by ELPHNT, available in the YouTube Audio Library.

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    BONUS EPISODE: Murder Made Me Famous

    BONUS EPISODE: Murder Made Me Famous

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    • 50 min
    Brother vs. Brother

    Brother vs. Brother

    Daron Wint’s bizarre arrest one week after the murders on Woodland Drive only added to the mystery surrounding the case. When he was taken into custody, Daron was with five other people, including his brother, Darrell. But the full story of Daron’s arrest wouldn’t be told until his murder trial -- when prosecutors called brother to testify against brother.

    This episode is written and produced by reporters Megan Cloherty and Jack Moore. Julia Ziegler is the content adviser. Visit 22HoursPodcast.com to see photos, a map of key locations from the case, and an interactive blog where you can ask questions or leave your comments about each episode. "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is a production of WTOP News in Washington, D.C.

    All music featured in "22 Hours: An American Nightmare" is licensed through Creative Commons and/or by permission of the artist. We're grateful to all the artists whose music has helped us tell this story. "Haters Hate" by Ramone Messam, used with permission of the artist; "Cast of Pods" by Doug Maxwell, available in the YouTube Audio Library; "Beyond the Lows" and “Incoming Transition” by The Whole Other, available in the YouTube Audio Library; and "Rhythmic Pulse," by Daniel Birch, licensed under Creative Commons by Attribution 4.0 International.

    • 1 hr 17 min

Customer Reviews

amyjwhitelaw ,

Shocking

Terribly shocking case told thoroughly and compassionately.
You do wonder that if there were multiple people committing crime, why and how was all the money accounted for and found on the offender?

CCM100 ,

Frightening, but sensitively narrated

This is just a truly heinous despicable and wicked crime. Words can’t do the depravity of it justice. I’m horrified by this story and the pitiless man that committed these murders. The story though is told in a factual way, sensitive to the families involved and with considerable empathy. I hope the family did not find it intrusive - this is a story that has to be told.. but I would dearly like to know what happened and more importantly - why.

TrevorTiger ,

Engrossing

Very well done podcast about a compelling though very emotional case.

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