Posts Tagged ‘1509 Swann Street NW’

Not Guilty! Judge Exonerates Defendants in Robert Wone Case

Three Dupont Circle men accused of conspiring to cover up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone will go free.
Judge Lynn Leibovitz on Tuesday exonerated defendants Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward in the sensational trial which captivated Washington for weeks. The three housemates were charged with conspiracy and obstruction of justice. Price was also on trial for evidence tampering.
"It is [...]

Romantic Woes Weighed On Wone Suspects Weeks Before Murder

Just six weeks before the grisly murder of D.C. lawyer Robert Wone in their guest room, the housemates at 1509 Swann Street NW may have been struggling to keep their romantic threesome intact.
Documents recently filed by prosecutors suggest that defendant Dylan Ward may have been losing interest in lover Joseph Price. Both Ward and co-defendant [...]

Did Wone Witness Mistake Vicky Mabrey for Maureen Bunyan?

William Thomas, a slight, silver-haired and amber-colored man with a methodical way of speaking, took the stand early in the senational trial of three Dupont Circle men accused of covering up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone. (A verdict is expected early next week.) Thomas told the judge he heard "a desperation scream" come from [...]

Closing Arguments Set For Today in Robert Wone Trial

It was an intruder that stabbed Robert Wone, one who entered through an unlocked back door. That's their story, but prosecutors seeking to convict Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward don't buy it. They think the gay threesome, now facing charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice, made up their accounts of what happened on August 2, 2006. Prosecutors say [...]

Sandbox Clue Overlooked in Robert Wone Case?

Glenda King noticed something strange when the one-time nanny and housekeeper at 1511 Swann Street NW arrived for work one August day in 2006. Something was wrong with the backyard sandbox in which the child she cared for sometimes played. "The sandbox was crushed in," she said. On the witness stand Monday, King explained that a [...]

Getting Stabbed ‘Actually Not Painful,’ Expert Says in Wone Case

As far as we know, Robert Wone stayed really still for his murderer. Even as the killer plunged a kitchen knife, estimated at between four-and-a-half to five-and-a-half inches long, through him three times, one time with enough force to break through the bone of his sternum. Even as he oozed blood into his gray William and Mary t-shirt [...]

Was Robert Wone Killed by Martial Arts Expert?

During a cross-examination Monday, in which he, at times, seemed to quarrel with prosecutors, Dr. Henry Lee–the aforementioned "forensic scientist to the stars"–made some interesting assertions. One was that it's easier to investigate a staged crime scene than an untampered one. Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner seemed incredulous at Lee's suggestion, but the witness persisted: "I would [...]

The Week in Wone: Zaborsky’s Smile, Price’s Exile

Last week, defendants Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky both looked relieved, speaking outside the courtroom with defense attorney Robert J. Spagnoletti. Zaborsky (seen here in a WJLA-TV clip) reportedly "spent much of the rest of [Thursday] with a smile on his face" after Judge Lynn Leibovitz threw out charges of evidence tampering against them. Now only alleged co-conspirator Joseph [...]

Another O.J. Simpson Trial Expert to Appear at Robert Wone Trial

The defense team will be calling its second witness Friday afternoon in the sensational trial of three Dupont Circle housemates accused of conspiring to cover up the 2006 murder of D.C. lawyer Robert Wone, and there's a chance it will be Dr. Henry Lee.
Yet another alum of the O.J. Simpson trial, Lee is a forensics expert. Among other [...]

What Wipe Marks? Defense Expert Disputes Knife Evidence in Robert Wone Case

Defense attorneys for three men accused of conspiring to cover up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone called their first witness Thursday after four weeks of witness testimony for the prosecution.
On the stand, forensics expert Nicholas Petraco disputed prior testimony from former O.J. Simpson-trial expert Douglas Deedrick, who had earlier suggested that blood patterns and [...]

Tampering Charges Tossed, But Conspiracy Case Goes Forward

Judge Lynn Leibovitz on Thursday tossed out charges of tampering with evidence against two of the three defendants on trial in connection to the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone. But the judge also ruled that "a reasonable juror" could find all three men guilty of conspiracy and obstruction of justice.
"I have considered all of the [...]

Alleged Conspirators Ask for Aquittal in Robert Wone Case

Today could very well be the end of the Robert Wone conspiracy trial.
The defense team for suspects Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward have filed a motion to acquit the three lovers and housemates of charges connected to the August 2, 2006 slaying of the 32-year-old attorney Wone. Judge Lynn Leibovitz will likely rule [...]

Defense Expert to Claim Robert Wone Slept Through Stabbing

While cross-examining a key forensic expert for the prosecution Wednesday, the defense mentioned what its own forensic expert witness will be testifying later in court–that attorney Robert Wone was either too asleep or too surprised to react to his own fatal stabbing.
Presented with this theory on the stand, forsenic pathologist Dr. David Richard Fowler conceded it was [...]

Stabbing Expert Testifies On Robert Wone’s Oddly Uniform Wounds

Maryland chief medical examiner Dr. David Richard Fowler took the stand Wednesday in the sensational trial of three Dupont Circle men accused of conspiring to cover up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone.
D.C. investigators had asked Fowler to review Wone's autopsy report, x-rays and crime scene photos. The forensic pathologist, with some 6,000 autopsies under [...]

Michael Price’s Ex-Lover Forced to Testify in Robert Wone Case

Louis Hinton tried to plead the Fifth, but Judge Lynn Leibovitz nonetheless compelled him to testify on Tuesday in the trial of three Dupont Circle housemates accused of conspiring to cover up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone.
Of course, Hinton, looking bookish in squared glasses and tweed jacket, doesn't seem the criminal type. [...]