The father of DC quadruple murder suspect Daron Wint offered his condolences to the victims's families and said he hoped whoever committed the "heinous crimes, my son included, will suffer the consequences of their actions."
Wint's father Dennis Witt issued a statement on 27 May expressing his sorrow over those killed earlier this month, according to ABC News. The 34-year-old is accused of killing construction businessman Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their son Phillip and their housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa on 14 May. The four victims were discovered after the home the murder was committed in was set on fire.
Washington DC police were able to identify Wint from DNA found on a pizza crust that had been delivered to the home the day before the murders. Wint was charged with first-degree murder charges and is being held without bond.
"I would like the family of the victims to know that our thoughts and prayers are with them. We did not know any of the victims, Mr Savvas Savopoulos; his wife, Amy; 10 year old son, Phillip; or Ms Veralicia Figueroa, an employee of their family," Witt said in his statement.
"But my family and friends also grieve this tragic and senseless loss. It pains me that my son, who lived with me and my wife [his stepmother] for a brief period over the years, is charged with this crime. We do not have any of the details and have been co-operative with the authorities throughout the process."
Witt added: "What we do know is that this crime was egregious and heartless and we hope that whoever committed these heinous crimes, my son included, will suffer the consequences of their actions. This violence is in no way an indication of the life we live or the values that my family embraces."
According to the criminal complaint against Wint, the suspect held Savopoulos and the three others captive on 13 May until he received $40,000 (£26,000) in cash. Savopoulous had an employee deliver the money to the house on 14 May. Wint then killed them and set fire to the family's mansion.
As previously reported, Wint was caught by DC police while he was a passenger in a car traveling alongside a truck. Police found over $10,000 in money orders in his car and a stack of $100 bills and other money orders in the truck.
The three men and two women in the two vehicles were arrested and later released.
DC police believe that more than one person was involved in the murder. A preliminary hearing is set for 23 June.