Darron Delon Dennis Wint, a Guyana native accused of the gruesome multiple murders on May 14 of a Washington, D.C. couple, their 10-year-old son, and the housekeeper, will be taken into custody by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) once he is released from jail, where he has been ordered confined by a judge.
If he is convicted, ICE would grab him after his sentence is completed; immigration courts would consider deporting him.
ICE spokeswoman Carissa Cutrell said ICE acknowledged Wint is a lawful permanent resident of the United States, and thus holds a green card, but Cutrell would not comment on whether ICE had issued prior detainers for Wint.
Wint, who had been convicted of assault more than once before the slayings of Savvas Savopouloses and his family in May, remains the only person charged with their brutal murders, in which they were beaten and stabbed before their multi-million dollar house was burned. Wint was found after a massive manhunt in late May.
According to the Washington Times, Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse examined ICE data and found that issuing a detainer against a green card holder, as ICE has done with Wint, does not happen often. Perusing through detainers issued by ICE from fiscal year 2008 through the start of fiscal year 2012, the study found that only 3% of detainers were issued against green card holders out of 950,000 total detainers that ICE issued. According to the Department of Homeland Security, 13.3 million green card holders resided in the U.S. in 2012.
Meanwhile, police are targeting a driver for Savapoulos who had informed them he brought $40,000 in cash to the mansion where they were held hostage. When the police searched his car, they found a laptop computer, external hard drives, two backpacks, and his passport.