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    DC - Savvas Savopoulos, family & Veralicia Figueroa murdered; Daron Wint Arrested #5

    Who is Washington murder suspect Darron Dellon Dennis Wint ?
    By Greg Botelho, CNN
    Updated 8:55 PM ET, Fri May 22, 2015

    (CNN)He's a once-aspiring Marine with a history of run-ins with the law. A one-time community college student convicted three times in New York, including for second-degree assault. A former American Iron Works worker now charged with murder in the death of the man who led that company -- Savvas Savopoulos -- and his family.
    Meet Darron Dellon Dennis Wint.
    Daron Wint, Suspect in Woodley Park Quadruple Slaying, in Custody
    By NBC Washington and News4
    Updated at 1:46 PM EDT on Friday, May 22, 2015

    The man suspected of brutally killing a family of three and their housekeeper in a northwest Washington, D.C., mansion last week was arrested late Thursday night in a traffic stop across town, capping a manhunt that had expanded to New York.
    Daron Dylon Wint, 34, who had once worked for the company run by one of the victims, is scheduled to make his first court appearance Friday afternoon.


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    ADMIN NOTE: The victims are not on trial here. Do NOT sleuth their surviving family members, nor post opinions which implicate the victims by their actions/behavior, UNLESS so indicated by LE.

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    Link to charging documents: http://www.scribd.com/doc/266278174/...ging-Documents

    ETA: I think i.b. nora's link below might be better if you're using a device other than a pc. Also, I lost the link to the documents associated with the actual arrest. Hopefully somebody will post that as well.

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    Last edited by i.b.nora; 05-25-2015 at 01:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *JMO* View Post
    I thought it had already been established several threads back that this particular make and year was automatic. I am not a car expert by any means, but I do recall reading a discussion regarding that somewhere.

    ETA: I am not disputing the point you are making. I just recall someone with more knowledge than I have about cars (which is zilch) making a statement. If you are correct, I think it is very valid and worth noting.
    It sounds like it was the hybrid manual/automatic transmission "Porsche Doppelkupplung (PDK)" ("double clutch").

    It is not a straight forward automatic and you would have to know how to switch between manual and automatic modes.

    Also looking at the picture taken from inside the Porsche I notice that there are no paddle shifters on the steering wheel which I believe are required with the manual/automatic PDK transmission which makes me wonder if was a pure manual transmission. I am not an expert on Porsche's but perhaps someone more knowledgeable can tell just by looking at the steering wheel if it was a manual or PDK transmission.

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    My husband has a car that he had modified for the quarter mile, and it has a shifter, but no clutch, so you change gears manually, is that what that is?

    A dual clutch transmission? http://gearpatrol.com/2013/08/19/a-g...transmissions/
    Neither the state nor the defense team are saints, and there is usually plenty of incompetence to go around on both sides of the courtroom.

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    Thread One: DC - Police probe suspicious fire, 4 mysterious deaths

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...terious-deaths

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    Thread Two: DC - Police probe suspicious fire, 4 mysterious deaths #2

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...8#post11786318

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    Thread Three: DC - Police probe suspicious fire, 4 mysterious deaths *Daron Wint Arrested* - #3

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...nt-Arrested*-3

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    Thread Four: DC - Savvas Savopulos, family & Veralicia Figueroa murdered; Daron Wint Arrested #4

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...int-Arrested-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs G Norris View Post
    My husband has a car that he had modified for the quarter mile, and it has a shifter, but no clutch, so you change gears manually, is that what that is?

    A dual clutch transmission? http://gearpatrol.com/2013/08/19/a-g...transmissions/




    Yes that is what is known as a dual clutch transmission. The Porsche version is called "DPK" and paddle shifters on the steering wheel are standard (required) with PDK transmissions

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...-across-lineup

    In the picture taken from inside the family Porsche we see a steering wheel without paddle shifters therefore I think it is safe to conclude that this car was equipped with a fully manual transmission with a floor mounted clutch pedal.




    It would be interesting to know what W3 meant by saying the car was being driven erratically. If by erratic they mean the driver was having trouble switching gears then that would point to a complete novice (and would exonerate the personal assistant who was very familiar with the operation of the car). If by "erratic" they mean darting in and out of lanes as if they were on a race-track then that would point to someone with skill in driving a high-performance sports car with a manual transmission.

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    I really don't think it would have been the driver in charge on the Porsche, but then I can't see him as being involved in this crime at all, IMO it would be someone only used to driving normal, as opposed to performance vehicles, ie DDW.
    Neither the state nor the defense team are saints, and there is usually plenty of incompetence to go around on both sides of the courtroom.

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    RE: Google Earth/Maps/Street View
    None of these is updated in real time! In fact, most of these images are 1-3 years old.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KEVINinTO View Post
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    Yes that is what is known as a dual clutch transmission. The Porsche version is called "DPK" and paddle shifters on the steering wheel are standard (required) with PDK transmissions

    http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1...-across-lineup

    In the picture taken from inside the family Porsche we see a steering wheel without paddle shifters therefore I think it is safe to conclude that this car was equipped with a fully manual transmission with a floor mounted clutch pedal.




    It would be interesting to know what W3 meant by saying the car was being driven erratically. If by erratic they mean the driver was having trouble switching gears then that would point to a complete novice (and would exonerate the personal assistant who was very familiar with the operation of the car). If by "erratic" they mean darting in and out of lanes as if they were on a race-track then that would point to someone with skill in driving a high-performance sports car with a manual transmission.
    I think the term erratic was describing weaving in and out of traffic by changing lanes repeatedly....and it points to a race car driver wannabe.

    JMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBelle View Post
    I think the term erratic was describing weaving in and out of traffic by changing lanes repeatedly....and it points to a race car driver wannabe.

    JMO
    I agree. However, I can also see where "erratic" could describe the lurching and choppiness of an inexperienced driver of such a high performance car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs G Norris View Post
    I really don't think it would have been the driver in charge on the Porsche, but then I can't see him as being involved in this crime at all, IMO it would be someone only used to driving normal, as opposed to performance vehicles, ie DDW.
    I agree. I have seen his racing bio video on YouTube and he seems like a very nice well-adjusted young man with a strong motivation towards becoming a professional race car driver. Hard to imagine him being involved in any crime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MyBelle View Post
    I think the term erratic was describing weaving in and out of traffic by changing lanes repeatedly....and it points to a race car driver wannabe.

    JMO

    Looks like automatic because of the solid gray plastic piece at the shift knob. Manual has a leather shift boot. I believe this was Mrs. S car.

    http://photos3.automanager.com/01345...36d328_640.jpg Automatic transmission example

    http://cartype.com/pics/3665/full/po...urbo_shift.jpg Manual shift example

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    A race car driver 'wannabe' is even more likely to be a sedate road user, they are better trained than general road users and know of the dangers of variables on the streets, and have access to a track if they want to drive fast, and would not feel the need on a suburban street. It's not like their first time in a Porsche as opposed to DDW.
    Neither the state nor the defense team are saints, and there is usually plenty of incompetence to go around on both sides of the courtroom.

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