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chief cathy lanier told us who those people were and perhaps how they died. our bruce leshan is live with the newest information. >> reporter: a couple take- aways from the news conference that just wrapped up within the hour. one, the police chief says that someone beat, cut or stabbed three of the four victims, the four intentionally setting fire to that $4 million mansion near the naval observatory and the vice president's house. from the police report it is clear that includes two of the adults and the 10-year-old boy phillip. the chief also says that investigators are expanding the timeline. they want to know if anyone saw anything suspicious at the mansion on woodland drive on wednesday in addition to thursday when someone set the fire. the chief also confirmed the identities of all the victims,
corporate executive sabo savopoulos, his wife amy and his son phillip, also their housekeeper murdered. she offered as much reassurance as she could about the continuing danger to the community. >> we have not discovered any obvious signs of forced entry. we're continuing to collect information. obviously there's not many places or any area you can go where there aren't videos. we've got a lot of video to review. right now we have nothing to suggest that there was a random or forced entry into this home. >> reporter: now police are still looking for anybody who might have seen that 2008 blue porsche with d.c. tags, not only on thursday, but now they want to know if anybody saw it as well as on wednesday, driving around, anybody saw that driving around. call the police. also the second housekeeper says that amy, the mother,
texted her on thursday, said she shouldn't come to work because the entire family is sick, was sick. a reporter here at the news conference asked if that text might have been sent by the family under duress while they were held captive. the chief declined to answer. at d.c. police headquarters bruce leshan, wusa9. >> wow, thank you. they want your high end jewelry, that's what the thieves in at least four burglaries scatter around fairfax county have made off with. one suspect is in custody. it is believed he's connected to an organized crime family in chicago. >> the screws are on the ground and the door was cracked. >> reporter: despite the deadbolt the burglar easily pried open the door of this reston townhome. >> he got it under the plate
here and popped this off. the screws were on the ground. >> reporter: the burglar wanted one thing, jewelry. he went straight for the main bedroom. >> everything was open. there had been stuff on the top. >> reporter: and made off with most of the jewelry. they think the suspect was parked up there and watched michelle and her husband both nicely dressed get in their car and drive away. two minutes later the suspect drives by the house. seven minutes later he was in the house. the neighbor's surveillance video caught the suspect. he's charged with burglary and grand larceny. in a search warrant police reveal they believe he's connected to an organized polish crime syndicate out of chicago. >> he was totally done 21 minutes after i left my house. >> reporter: how did he walk out with all your stuff?
>> backpack. >> reporter: fairfax county police say four other burglaries are similar. >> we believe they're using radios to communicate with each other. >> reporter: the couple bought a burglary bar and are installing surveillance cameras. >> now those very same thieves could be responsible for burglaries in other counties. police advise everyone check your jewelry collections. make sure they're still there. the father of a silver spring daycare provider is charged with sexually abusing a child and police fear there could be more victims. 1 child told police that manuel aguilar morales inappropriately touched him at ariana's learning and play family child care center in silver spring. he is currently out on bail, but if you know anything about this suspect or you suspect that he camewith your child, montgomery county police want to hear from you. 6 1/2 years, that is the sentence a judge gave one influential and now disgraced georgetown rabbi barry freundel. more than a dozen victims spoke at the 63-year-old's sentencing
today. freundel pleaded guilty to videotaping 52 women as they got undressed to get into a ritual bath at the kesher israel where he was the high profile rabbi for 25 years. his lawyer had argued for community service. >> we are really grateful and appreciative for the courage and the candor all the victims showed at the sentencing hearing sharing what happened to them. it really showed the incredible devastation that the defendant caused. >> freundel's lawyer plans to appeal the sentence. in boston the sentence is death for boston marathon bomber dzhokhar tsarnaev. jurors unanimously decided the 21-year-old should pay the ultimate price for his crime. tsarnaev will be transferred to a federal prison in indiana where he will stay before he's put to death via lethal injection, but his lawyers plan to appeal and that process could take years to play out in the courts. a major development into the investigation into this
week's deadly amtrak derailment in philadelphia. the ntsb says it has interviewed the engineer who was at the controls. ntsb investigators say engineer brandon bostian was fully cooperative. they also say they've interviewed two other crew members and asked the fbi to join in the it was. the train was traveling from d.c.'s union station to new york city when it jumped the tracks tuesday night. eight people were killed. first responder were the focus in philadelphia today in the wake of the crash of amtrak 188. >> reporter: i'm scott broom in philadelphia where first responders talked for the first time today about the chaos after the derailment of amtrak 188 tuesday night. >> there were so many police officers in regular clothing, no protective gear, and they were diving in. >> it's very chaotic. it was like the scene of a movie. once we gained access, there was downed power lines, jagged rocks.
>> when we first got on location, there was just people everywhere. >> reporter: also today more on 32-year-old train operator brendan bostian who was a safety advocate. it shouldn't take an act of congress to get the rail industry to adopt common sense safety systems on their own he once wrote. friends say he's a good map. -- man. >> he's very upset and sorry. i don't think there's any foul play or anything like that. >> reporter: investigators have obtained a search warrant for bostian's phone, but the train operator's lawyer says he remembers literally nothing about the accident. in philadelphia, scott broom, wusa9. >> amtrak aims to have full service restored by tuesday on line. the justin zemser is one of the eight people killed in the train crash. the 20-year-old was heading home on leave from the academy
when the train jumps the tracks. he had texted his mother saying i amon the train. everything is good. his mother then began cooking her son's favorite dinner, pasta with chicken. today the young man was buried with full military honors. >> my heart goes out to the families and justin and his friends. i just pray that he's in a good place. >> the naval academy will hold a private memorial service for midshipman zemser sunday. to learn more about all the victims from the amtrak crash and for updates on the investigation, download the wusa9 news app. dozens are killed in a shoe factory fire. up next why authorities say it is only a matter of time before someone goes to jail. >> later on see how doctors are using stem cells to help patients with joint pain. >> a very pleasant evening, temperatures about average.
islamic state militants seized control of iraqi headquarters after a fierce gunbattle in ra mr. adi. the attack -- ramadi. the attack was part of a new push to capture areas still controlled by the government in the region. skulls, bones, smoldering ruins, all that's left of a deadly shoe fire in the philippines. >> that fire trapped and killed 72 workers. that building had very few exits. it is believed sparked welding equipment used to repair a broken gate ignited the flammable chemicals that are stored right nearby and touch offered that fire. someone will be charged investigators say. before you make weekend plans, you will want to hear topper's forecast coming up next.
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procedures. >> reporter: cartilage replacements have been around a while, but advances in fern lied medicine are -- personalized medicine are making these procedures more effective. at inova health systems sports medicine they're very optimistic about the future advancement of cartilage replacement techniques. >> newer cartilage can produced with stem cells. >> reporter: this is more durable in the joint. >> that's on the forefront where we're going with cartilage replacement. >> reporter: there procedure is typically done in younger more active patients. it's typically useful after someone has an accident and they sheer a piece of their cartilage from a particular joint like a knee or elbow. >> older patients typically have more arthritis than have diffuse cartilage loss, which we can't replace. typically they need a knee or shoulder replacement. a lot of things to take into consideration when you talk about individualized medicine and what technique is going to be the best for them. >> reporter: andrea roane,
wusa9. just in time for memorial day, the unofficial start of summer, experts from inova will be here on tuesday to talk about the dangers of skin cancer and most importantly how to avoid it. former transportation secretary sam skinner is weighing in this week's train accident in philadelphia. skinner served under president george h.w. bush and was given the nickname master of disaster for his ability to vigate crisis situations including the exxon valdez oil spill in the 1991 rail strike. he says fixing the infrastructure of the nation's railways goes beyond money. it's also about organization. >> to get funding for amtrak on the northeast corridor you've got to have a national network so you could have regional support from all over the country for the budget for the northeast corridor. so it's an issue that department of transportation and administration have wrestled with for years. >> for more watch capital download sunday morning 8:30 here on wusa9. always watching always tracking, wusa9's first alert weather, d.c.'s most accurate.
>> we got a 3-degree guarantee and everybody wants to know about this weekend's forecast. >> weekend will be okay. i've emphasized this. get stuff done in the morning, bike rides, tee times, hard to have a cookout in the morning. let's start with the 3-degree guarantee. we're not sweating too much. we're okay today. went for a high of 78. we'll talk about it tonight at 11:00. let's start with a live look outside, our live michael and son weather cam, gorgeous evening, temperatures spectacular, 77, relative humidity only 48%, pretty nice, winds south at 10. milder tonight. there are some isolated showers to the west of us out toward i- 81 corridor, but i don't think they'll make it into the metro area. high temps tomorrow, we'll be in the 80s with afternoon thunderstorms. storms i think will be more numerous sunday and i'll show you futurecast in a minute.
i think they'll be south of the preakness in baltimore saturday. it's going to be close. check the radar with our app or go to www.wusa9.com. you, too, can click on futurecast and see where the individual storms are headed. here's futurecast now. 10:00 tonight, want to walk the dog, no worries, upper 60s, 70 downtown and generally partly cloudy skies. by morning 7:30, 8:00, still 70 downtown, upper 60s in the suburbs, no green blobs. by 1:00 showers start to fire up a little bit, showers possible around leesburg, percyville, bluemont and on the east and west side of i-81, low 80s. by 3:30, 5:00, 6:00 now we're seeing showers push eastward. up in baltimore not much going on. i think they may see a showers during the festivity but not during the race.
couple showers left over down toward culpeper, mild, upper 70s. late tomorrow night temperatures still 70 or so downtown, upper 60s in the suburbs and there could be a leftover shower here or there. tonight nice, partly cloudy, milder, chance of an isolated shower mainly north and west, 60 to 65. nice to open the windows. tomorrow morning get out and do your chore, 60 to 80, plenty of sunshine. by afternoon here come the showers and thunderstorms, high temperatures around 85, about 10 degrees above average this time of year. day planner 60s to start, 74 at 9:00, upper 70s by 11:00, low 80s by 1 p.m. with sunshine. sort of a reperformance, 85 saturday and sunday, probably more numerous storms sunday and a good chance of thunderstorms on monday. we may have to issue a yellow
alert for monday. next seven days, tuesday the front is behind a day. toasty, 86, nats back in town. 79 on wednesday, gorgeous, mid- 70s on thursday, gorgeous. next friday right now looks great, sunshine, slight chance of a sprinkle, highs around 80. it is now or never tonight against atlanta for the wizards. >> they don't want an early vacation. dave owens is at the verizon center where the momentum and the excitement is growing. >> reporter: tell topper this. i don't have a 3-degree guarantee. i got a dave owens special. there will be a game seven. how do you like that? come up after the break we'll explain why it's a full -- we'll recap this thing,
that's a hard question. (laughing) we are the fay family from chesapeake, virginia. williamsburg is just beautiful. because we have thrill seekers and not such thrill seekers, i try to find something that everybody likes. this is a very good spot to do that. the most exhilarating part about this vacation was being with the whole family. it was amazing.
part by your local toyota dealer. now wusa9 game on sports with dave owens brought to you by xfinity. >> reporter: welcome back, everybody. this is what john wall lab dealing with when he's not play -- has been dealing with when he's not playing and he's on the bench. he's wearing this brace right here, bugger, bulkier. you can't dribble with this thing. doctors got together and said let's give him something more practical and that's what they did. look at some of these photos. during games wall has been wearing this smaller hand wrist brace. it keeps those nondisplaced fractures in place. here's something to consider. team doctors tell me they can't give this guy a shot to ease
the pain because it will numb his hand and he sort of needs his hands. he's a tough son of a gun. head coach randy wittman thinks wall will be much more comfortable tonight after one game with that brace. >> he can't go on the floor and play tentative. he can't worry about his injury and as long as in ms. mind he can go out and -- his mind he can go out and do that, we could play and he proved that. >> reporter: so, of course, that's the wizards' story. the hawks are trying to end that story. let's head down to frank hanrahan who is right outside the hawks' locker room with the latest. frank? >> reporter: the washington wizards are home and have john wall back, but don't overlook the atlanta hawks. they are up three games to two and one win and they advance to the eastern conference finals. >> first we take care of the
ball and give ourselves a chance to get a shot. if it's one of those kind of defenses and to win a game like that, you have to win different ways. >> reporter: expect another tight one tonight. the last three games have basically come down to the last shot. >> reporter: i expect wizards fans to be crazy here tonight like this guy washington is baltimore. you talk about crazy fan here? look at what we found when we went outside. >> we got the jerseys, ready to go. >> reporter: do you know john wall has a busted up hand? >> we saw that. >> reporter: this is the official john wall hand brace. you got to rub that thing for good luck. come on now. >> i'm excited. should be a good 1. >> reporter: give me a prediction. >> wizards. >> reporter: you said it first
here on channel wusa9. hey hey. this is the legendary robin thicker who has been at these games forever. >> we like your looks we like your style. we're going to kick your butt in a little while. >> dave is good for finding a character or two or three or four. >> they are drawn to him. >> like knows like. >> you going to take us out? mid-80s tomorrow and sunday do your outdoor stuff in the morning. >> get it done. that's it for us. >> we'll be back for your only local news at 7:00. cbs news is up next.
>> pelley: the jury says death. the boston marathon bomber must pay the ultimate price. >> he wanted to go to hell and he's going to get there early. >> pelley: also tonight the amtrak engineer talks to investigators about the philadelphia disaster. the wreckage of a u.s. marine helicopter that crashed in nepal has been found. and steve hartman "on the road" with a young man who just made his mother's day. >> i told him i said i love you, but you know what, i think your son just outdid you. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: the jurors said the boston marathon bomber showed no remorse, so today, they showed him no mercy. they sentenced dzhokhar tsarnaev to death for the april 2013