It was a case nightmares are made of. A D.C. power couple, their 10-year-old son and housekeeper held hostage for nearly 24 hours and murdered inside their own home. 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.

S1-EP13 22 Hours: The Appeal
An update in the case after nearly two years: Daron Wint’s lawyers have filed an appeal seeking to throw out his conviction and asking for a new trial. Hosts Megan...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Breakdown: Q&A #1
Did any of the victims eat the pizza? Why the $40,000 ransom? Did security cameras in the neighborhood capture footage? We hit pause on the case and go into the...
Cross
After hours on the witness stand, Daron Wint’s story begins to falter. Then, one of the lawyers in the case drops a big hint about what’s coming next in one...
On the Stand
In a stunning move, Daron Wint, the accused killer, takes the stand. Under unrelenting questioning by federal prosecutor Laura Bach, Daron seems to have an explanation for almost all of...
A Murder Trial is a Play
Over the 22 hours the victims were taken captive and then killed, the prime suspect goes missing and his normally active Facebook account goes dark. We track Daron Wint’s whereabouts...
The Pizza Crust
The Savopoulos house was held in evidence for weeks as crime scene investigators looked for clues. In the end, five pieces of forensic evidence linked Daron Wint to the killings,...
The Money Drop
Hours after the victims are taken hostage, a ransom is delivered to the mansion on Woodland Drive. But it doesn’t save the victims — the calls, text messages and voicemails...
Taken Captive
For the Savopoulos family and Vera Figueroa, May 13, 2015, began like any other Wednesday. Then things went terribly wrong. Through phone records, text messages and eyewitnesses, we recreate the...
The Fire
It began with a fire. A man driving through an upscale neighborhood in Washington, D.C., in 2015 spotted smoke pouring from one of the homes. It was the first sign...
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About The Hosts

“22 Hours: An American Nightmare” is produced by an award-winning team of journalists at WTOP. Read more about them below.

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Megan Cloherty
Megan Cloherty covers breaking news, crime and courts for WTOP.

Megan worked as a local TV news reporter for nearly a decade before venturing into the world of multimedia and radio reporting. She sought the career change, in part, to use her video editing, CMS coding and digital reporting skills learned through earning her Master of the Arts at American University and Bachelor of the Arts at the University of Missouri. Shortly after coming on to work behind the scenes on WTOP’s website in February 2012, Megan made the move back to reporting, turning stories for air and online.

Megan has been honored with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, a Gracie from the Alliance for Women in Media, was thrice named Reporter of the Year by the Associated Press mid-Atlantic region and her work has also been recognized by Society of Professional Journalist since joining WTOP.

You can reach Megan at mcloherty@wtop.com or on Twitter @ClohertyWTOP.

Jack Moore
Jack Moore joined WTOP.com as a digital writer/editor in July 2016.

Previous to his current role, he covered federal government management and technology as the news editor at Nextgov.com, part of Government Executive Media Group.

A graduate of Ohio State University, he also worked as a digital reporter and editor for Federal News Network.

Jack has been recognized with a regional Edward R. Murrow Award and his work has also been recognized by the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association and the D.C. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

You can reach Jack at jmoore@wtop.com or on Twitter @jmooreDC.