A lawyer who met with the suspect in the D.C. mansion murders in jail today said Daron Wint is a "gentle person" who wouldn't kill anybody and who feels the pain the surviving family members must feel because he has a family of his own.
"I have completed 30,000 cases in the Maryland courts and I've met a lot of criminals and of course people who aren't criminals in my life," Robin Ficker said. "I do not believe and his parents, his mother, his brother, his sister, as I don't believe that he is capable of killing anybody. He's not the type, he's not a street thug, he's a gentle person. I believed that when I represented him 10 years ago and I believe it after talking to him for two hours today."
Ficker told ABC News he believes the police have "blinders on" when it comes to the 34-year-old accused of quadruple homicide and arson.
"They believe, perhaps honestly," he said, "that they have the man -- but as a result of that they're not looking elsewhere. They've closed their eyes."
More than two weeks into the investigation of the D.C. mansion murders, in which four people were killed, Wint is still the only suspect. He is in custody and being held without bail. He was arrested after authorities found his DNA on the remains of pizza left behind at the crime scene.
There's just one problem with that, according to Ficker.
"He doesn't eat pizza," Ficker said. "If he was hungry, he wouldn't order pizza."
Wint is accused of terrorizing and killing American Iron Works CEO Savvas Savopoulos, his wife, Amy Savopoulos, their 10-year-old son, Philip Savopoulos, and the family's housekeeper, Vera Figueroa.
The three Savopoulos family members killed will be laid to rest Monday. Two daughters in the family were away at boarding school at the time of the killings and survived.
Though Ficker met with Wint at jail today and has represented the former Marine recruit in past, unrelated cases, he has not yet been fully hired and has not signed a contract with the family -- though he may.
He told ABC News that Wint's mother is devastated and in disbelief.
"She's distraught," said Ficker. "She can't believe he would have done anything like this at all."
"He is not capable of lifting his hand with a knife and sticking it repeatedly in another person," he added.
Investigators are now poring over massive amounts of evidence, which includes two vehicles removed from the Savopoulos home Friday.
There are also unresolved questions about the $40,000 in cash delivered to the Savopoulos home before it was set ablaze.
According to a criminal complaint, an employee referred to as "W-1," Savopoulos' driver tasked with handling "daily assignments" for him, made the money drop.
W-1 initially told police Savopoulos called him to deliver a package the day of the fire, but later said Savopoulos sent him those instructions by text the day before.
Police say W-1 "admitted that [he] lied" when he told police the car where the money was to be dropped was locked.
W-1 has not been arrested and has not been charged with any crime.
Wint, who is due in court on June 22, remains the only named suspect, despite police saying they believe the killings "required the presence and assistance of more than one person."