D.C. quadruple-murder suspect hires immigration specialist

Darron Wint, the sole suspect arrested in connection with a quadruple D.C. homicide, has hired a defense attorney specializing in immigration issues after the federal government flagged him for potential deportation:

Darron Wint appeared in D.C. Superior Court Tuesday for a hearing on the appointment of his new attorney, Sean R. Hanover, whom his family hired to replace the public defenders who had previously represented him. Mr. Wint was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in last month’s killings of a D.C. couple, their 10-year-old child and the family’s housekeeper.

Officials from Immigration and Customs Enforcement previously confirmed that Mr. Wint, who is a citizen of Guyana, could face deportation from the United States if he is convicted.

Wint is a lawful permanent resident. However, he faces possible deportation due to the murder charge.

Police believe others aided Wint in the May 14 slayings, but he is the only one who has been charged with the crime. A preliminary hearing will be held July 2.