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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.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
5.1K Ratings

5.1K Ratings

~athena ,

Excellent

I’ve listened to more crime podcasts than I want to admit. This podcast (22 Hours) is by far the best crime podcast I’ve listened to. Every detail was carefully considered. The team is professional and compassionate.

Let’s face it, a podcast can either regurgitate the facts of the case, or tell a story. We got a story. A very well-planned, well-executed, and fabulously well-told story. Not just a story about the crime, the trial, and the convicted killer, but also about the amazing people that were so heinously murdered, and those who loved and knew them. I can’t rave about this podcast enough.

ATGriffith ,

Daren had help

I know this can’t be proved, but I 100% believe Daren pulled this off because Sava was a loving father and husband who cooperated with Daren’s every demand in order to save his family. That’s what my husband would have done - “If I do this and get him out of here, this will be over.” Unfortunately, I think the power trip Daren experienced over this family became so intoxicating that it got out of control beyond saving. I have wept many times listening to this episode. I pray for the family.

77ChelleG ,

Great listen

As sad and horrific as this story is, this podcast is very easy to listen to. It was very well organized, made sense and was really informative. The hosts voices were very easy to listen to. Hope y’all do another case.

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