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a national search underway right now for this man, daron wint for the quadruple murders in a d.c. mansion. thanks for joining us. i'm derek mcginty. the police are searching in brooklyn. they've hit spots in prince george's, but no sign of the suspect in the torture and cold blooded murder of four people in one of d.c.'s wealthiest neighborhoods just blocks from the vice president's house. here's our bruce leshan. >> reporter: investigators still think more than one person might have been involved in the almost unbelievably evil crime here, but they were able
to track wint through a small bit of dna he left behind on a pizza crust like this and now police, his family, his girl friend are all pleading with him to turn himself in. america's most wanted man, daron dylon wint, 34 from lanham, maryland, but on facebook he lists his home now as new york. >> we believe mr. wint is currently in the brooklyn, new york area. >> reporter: he has a long history of crime but nothing that remotely compares with the accusations he is now facing. investigators suspect he held his captives for hours, that he tortured, doused with gasoline and set fire to 10-year-old phillip savopoulos, that he murdered savvas and amy savopoulos and their housekeeper and stole $40,000 cash and the family porsche before burning their nearly $5 million mansion. one former fbi profiler said the killer must be a
psychopath. >> thrill seeking. these individuals who carried this off were probably having fun inside that home. >> reporter: wint's whereabouts at this point clearly a mystery. his girl friend says he has turned around and is headed back to d.c. to turn himself in, but there are reports now he may never have been in brooklyn. we just do not know. reporting in northwest d.c., bruce leshan, wusa9. >> the police chief says wint once worked for savopoulos. our ellison barber looked into his back ground and how that lines up with the family. >> it does not appear this was just a random crime, but there is a connection through the suspect and the family business. >> reporter: savvas savopoulos was the president and ceo of american ironworks, a company that does metalwork fabrication for large scale projects. police say daron wint worked for him, but the company
wouldn't tell us what kind of work he did. will not has a criminal record -- will not has a criminal record -- wint has a criminal record in maryland dating back to 2005. his attorney said he could not carry out a crime like this. >> he is a very nice gentle person not prezeppolessed to violence. they've got the wrong guy -- predisposed to violence. they've got the wrong guy. >> reporter: he said most of his legal troubles were for minor things, traffic violations and petty theft. >> i've represented him in six different cases in 2005, 2006. they were minor criminal traffic cases. >> reporter: sources tell me prince george's circuit court and the domestic violence unit has a record of restraining orders filed against wint and at least one of them seems to have been filed by his father dennis wint. this house behind me is the most recent address associated with wint. neighbors say he doesn't live here, but his family does. >> they raised him correctly. if he went wrong, it was his
choice. >> that was our ellison barber reporting. the company is not commenting on wint's work, but he was a welder and worked for the company several years ago. police arrested wint five years ago with a bb gun and 2-foot long machete but pled guilty to carrying an open container of alcohol in public. we are continuing to follow story. we get any breaking news updates, we'll push them out through wuthe sa9 news app. new charges against six baltimore police officers suspected in the debt of freddie gray. about two hours -- death of freddie gray. about two hours ago it was announced a grand jury indicted those same officers charged in the case. some of the counts are slightly different than the ones announced three weeks ago. >> as our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered and as is often the case,
during an ongoing investigation charges can and should be revised based on the evidence. >> most of the charges did stay the same including the second degree depraved heart murder charges against the van driver. all are free on bail. gray died one week after suffering a severe spinal cord injury while in police custody. a northern virginia teacher will spend three years behind bars for having sex with several students. erica mesa was a teacher and coach at colonial forge high in stafford county. in court today the 28-year-old said she was sorry for having sex with it at least four of her students. prosecutors say one meet-up was a birthday gift and in another case teen-age boys lined up to wait their turn to have sex with it her. new -- sex with her. new information on ray rice, the new jersey judge dropped domestic violence charges against the former raven running back. the prosecutor said rice finished all the terms of his pretrial intervention. the charges stem from those
elevator videos which showed him knocking out his now wife at a casino in atlantic city. metro riders can expect residual delays on their rail service stemming from a power outage at stadium armory this afternoon. passengers were forced to shuttle bus between several stations on the orange, blue and silver lines. now service is back to normal. the rain is gone and it won't be so long before the marchlike weather is out of here as well. meterologist howard bernstein is checking some much needed warmth memorial day style. >> in the short term it's chilly out and we're saying good-bye to the rain. the only chance for a sprinkle would be this stuff this evening over into garrett county. if you're stepping outside, you'll notice right around on doppler it's all quiet, just track showers west of
cumberland in the next few hours. temperatures unseasonably cool, 49 at white oak to 55 in d.c. and in haymarket, leesburg 54, 52 in waldorf, bowie 50 definitely and 1/2-inch of rain today -- 51 and 1/2-inch of rain today. a cloudy night, temperatures in the 50s, but we'll see breaks after midnight, chilly tonight and it looks like a nice stretch of weather heads our way tomorrow, more on that and your holiday weekend forecast in a few minute. prosecutors charged a waldorf grand mom with murder following a dinner time shooting at a charles county mcdonald's. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in waldorf where authorities blame high emotions over a child cuss did i dispute for a grandmother -- custody dispute for a grandmother allegedly opening fire killing a man and wounding a woman. a 51-year-old grandmother caroline conway of waldorf charged with first degree
murder after a shooting at this st. charles town center mall mcdonald's parking lot before 6:00 last night which had been used as a spot to exchange custody between two grand children. killed was the mother's new husband 25-year-old robert michael mange of smithfield, virginia. seriously wounded was the children's 24-year-old mother. no children were present when conway allegedly opened fire at the mcdonald's. >> this has been a longstanding and very nasty custody dispute between the female victim and the biological dad. ms. conway is the mother of the biological dad of these children. >> reporter: in waldorf scott broom, wusa9. >> police arrested conway near her waldorf home after she ran away. the florida mailman who landed his gyrocopter near the u.s. capitol last month pleaded not guilty to six federal charges. 61-year-old doug hughes is
accused of operating that gyrocopter with no certificate or proper registration and violating airspace and using the postal service logo without permission. >> if my flight exposed flaws in the safety nets, the security, they were procedural and they've been plugged. >> after today's plea a small group of demonstrator gave hughes a large stamp featuring his portrait and a picture of the gyrocopter. hughes said thank you. meantime he faces up to 9 1/2 years in prison but says he has not ruled out a plea deal. he'll be back in court next week. homes and businesses got a shock when rocks started falling out of the sky in sterling today. crews were doing routine blasting at a dulles rock quarry near old ox road and there was an explosion. rock flew about 1/2-mile into a busy intersection and strip mall. the napa auto parts store captured it on video.
a school bus goes by and later on a rock flies into the store. another rock went through 64- year-old ricardo brooks' home while he was sleeping. it hit him in the head and he got eight stitches. the action to make your car safer faster, the takata air bag recall. >> up next this is not your typical newborn photo shoot, the big news and unique pictures from a former virginia delegate. you're watching wusa9 and your only local news at 7:00.
marry his 19-year-old assistant. just yesterday morrissey publicly acknowledged the child is his son. he pled guilty to the charge of contributing to the delinquency of a minor regarding his relationship and served a 90 day work release sentence. now to new developments in the takata air bag recall, it's so dangerous the government wants to manage the massive recall so cars are fixed faster. tuesday takata doubled its recall to nearly 34 millionaire bags making it the largest recall ever in u.s. history. those air bags can inflate with too much force. that sends metal shrapnel into drivers and passengers. the defect is tied now to at least six deaths. the national highway safety administration says the recall involves 11 manu it has created a patchwork of solutions that might not fix the problem fast enough.
>> it's confusing for consumers that have these vehicles because you can't always get them fixed right away. >> the national highway traffic safety administration started the legal process of trying to take control of production and delivery of those replacement inflators. a graceful good-bye from dave letterman, but can't really say the same thing for the set that played host to him for so many years. we'll show you the rough way crews were taking that apart right after the break. >> it is a rather cool evening, but thankfully we're saying good-bye to the rain. earlier there along delmarva and the atlantic and a couple showers in western maryland. we may see one or two this evening, but good looking forecast coming up after the break.
a man accused of killing three alexandria residents over a 10 year span says he disagrees with his attorney's request for three separate murder trials. peggy fox reports the judge has not decided whether or not to separate the cases but did make some other decisions today. >> reporter: at the start of the hearing today charles severance spoke saying he does not want one murder case separated from the two others. he said he doesn't want the burden of having to win two trials. charles severance rolled into the courtroom in a wheelchair. he told the judge he'd been subjected to cruel and unusual
punishment because alexandria deputies had been cruel to his ankle in fairfax. the trial was moved from alexandria to avoid a jury pool possibly tainted by fear. severance is charged in three alexandria murders, ruthanne lodato, ron kirby and nancy dunning killed in 2003. family members of the victims and the defendant were in court today. severance's father brought in a back of clothes apparently for his son to wear during court, but for some reason he did not and deputies returned the bag to father. judge roush denied a defense motion to exclude evidence collected at the oakton home of severance's parents where their son often stayed. weapons and ammunition were found. the judge also denied a motion to exclude ruth ann lodato's dying declaration after she was fatally shot when she opened the door to her alexandria home. she told police she saw who shot her but did not know him. >> it's not about keeping
score. there are going to be "wins and losses" on both sides. >> reporter: peggy fox, wusa9. >> severance requested the judge recuse herself because of his alleged ankle injury by alexandria deputies. judge roush said she'd consider that. the trial is set for october. two permanent memorials are in place where a cop shot and killed unarmed teen michael brown last year. this morning crews in ferguson, missouri, installed a plaque. section of concrete was dug up where brown died. the temporary memorial was taken down yesterday which would have been his 19th birthday. crews are making slow progress cleaning up that massive oil spill in santa barbara. they were on the beaches today raking and shoveling up the black goopy mess. just offshore some signs of life, dolphins playing near the oily water. the coastguard has collected about 8,000 of the possible
105,000 gallons that spilled into the water. it did not take long for the crews to clean up dave letterman asset. look at all these bridges behind his desk. today that's what they look like as they were sawing and chopping and throwing them away not even 10 hours after the last late show aired. it almost looked like the clean- up guys were having a little fun there as they stomped and broke and hauled off the pieces and smashed them into the dumpster. last night's finale included a whole slew of celebrities saying good-bye including jerry seinfeld, peyton manning and chris rock. most of the moments were memorable episodes and a performance by the foo fighters playing dave's favorite song. always watching always tracking, wusa9's first alert weather, d.c.'s most accurate. >> talking about the 3-degree
guarantee? >> we lit it. 62 was the -- hit it. 62 was the forecast. midnight high was 63. >> we're giving them an early look at the 3-degree guarantee. >> that was a hit today. tomorrow i'm going 77, big difference. >> hopefully toward the weekend we won't need those jackets. >> you'll need them tomorrow morning and that's probably it for a while. it's going to feel like summertime around here by memorial day and tuesday through thursday. right now far from it, mid-50s, 55 in town under cloudy skies. it's a cool damp evening with humidity at 77% thanks to the winds light out of the northeast at 5. we've got mid- 50s in the shenandoah valley, low 50s on the eastern shore where the rain took the longest to end there, 56 in fredericksburg, 54 manassas and leesburg and in town it's 55. our weather headlines, a much nicer friday than today. we'll have an isolated shower
threat, but that's it with temperatures 77 forecast high tomorrow. good looking weekend, a tad cooler, maybe 74 saturday and back into the 80s, low to mid- 80s on sunday. memorial day looks hot, a slim chance of a storm, especially in the mountains. next week tuesday wednesday, thursday hot, humid, high temperatures 90 or better with a threat each day of afternoon thunderstorms. tomorrow's showers coming from this line of showers in wisconsin and michigan, a little front here pushing through mid- to late afternoon. now we're saying good-bye to this rain and the only chance of an isolated shower this is evening is this stuff in the mountains of western maryland, virginia and pennsylvania. we'll track that, but other that be that this evening mainly west of -- than that this evening mainly west of us we'll clear out and be in much better shape for your friday. peek at the beach, little cool saturday in the 60s, sunday
beautiful, mid-70s and monday real nice, low 80s. our forecast tonight, chilly as we clear out, 40s to low 50s, winds northwest 5 to 10 miles an hour. our day planner tomorrow, start in the mid-60s, morning sunshine, mid-60s at 10:00, that is, 40s and. ifs earlier. -- and 50s earlier, but mid- tomorrow afternoon, spotty shower and tomorrow looks pretty good, 72 at 7:00, 65 at 10:00. three-day forecast, highs in the low to mid-70s saturday. sunday still dry, 84. monday, memorial day, 89, heat and humidity with the afternoon storms
what happens in vegas may stay in vegas, but the same cannot be said about the airport in charlotte, north carolina, where these pictures have gone viral. witnesses say when this fellow was told his flight to jamaica was overbooked, he became a bit unglued. then he got undressed. >> one way to react. >> witnesses say he just stood
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we are inside david letterman's star packed finale after party. >> behind the scenes of his record breaking last show as emotional tributes pour in. ♪ every breath you take ♪ >> switch to dave. >> did dave use a decoy to sneak out and party with celebs. >> mr. romano! >> and where we'll see dave this weekend. plus see which stars hit up the rolling stones surprise show. >> and how bieber is repairing his image with james corden. >> then the actress that went from this to this. why she is making a plea on youtube after starving down to about 40 pounds. >> i need your help. >> and -- >> star bodies. >> a pregnant jennifer love hewitt to channing tatum. >> on set with new moves from the "magic mike" men -- and