Posts Tagged ‘David Schertler’

‘Assumptions, Speculation, Innuendo': Defense Closes in Wone Case

In the last hours of the criminal trial that's kept D.C. preoccupied for weeks, defense attorneys Bernie Grimm, Thomas Connolly and David Schertler argued for the innocence of their clients. Despite air-conditioning, the crowded courtroom turned hot and muggy this afternoon as the lawyers took turns trying to convince Judge Lynn Leibovitz that Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky, [...]

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 [...]

Cops Found No Match to Prints in Robert Wone Case

Lead Detective Bryan Waid yesterday rattled off a long list of steps taken to rule out the possibility that Robert Wone's mysterious 2006 murder might have been a burglary gone awry.
Waid enlisted the help of cops on the burglary beat and also asked narcotics officers to see if their sources knew anything. "I checked everybody, everybody I [...]

Expert Used Pork Loin, Horse Blood to Test Stabbing Scenarios in Robert Wone Case

Forensic expert Douglas Deedrick testified Thursday about the various tests he conducted during the investigation into the mysterious circumstances of D.C. attorney Robert Wone's death in 2006.
Three of Wone's friends, housemates Joe Price, Dylan Ward, and Victor Zaborsky, are accused of conspiring to cover up Wone's killing. The defendants maintain that Wone was killed by an [...]

Defense Contests Former O.J. Simpson Forensic Expert’s Qualifications in Robert Wone Trial

Former FBI forensic expert Douglas Deedrick–perhaps best known for his testimony about clothing and carpet fibers in the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson–took the stand Thursday as a key government witness in the case against three Dupont Circle housemates accused of covering up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone.
But his testimony stalled out [...]

Wone Investigators Found No Fingerprints on Fence

A second crime scene technician testified Tuesday to finding no latent fingerprints on a fence behind the house on Swann Street NW where attorney Robert Wone was found murdered in 2006.
Three suspects charged with covering up Wone's killing have long maintained that an unknown intruder broke-in and stabbed their friend.
On the witness stand Tuesday, evidence technician Robert [...]

Crime Scene Tech: No Sign of Break-In After Robert Wone Murder

A police evidence technician testified on Monday about finding no phyiscal evidence to suggest a break-in at the home on Swann Street NW where attorney Robert Wone was found dead in August 2006.
Three housemates, Joe Price, Victor Zaborsky, and Dylan Ward, stand accused of conspiracy, obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence, in connection to Wone's killing. [...]

Defense: Cops Prejudiced Against Wone Suspects

Attorneys defending three men accused of conspiring to cover-up the 2006 murder of attorney Robert Wone say police have been prejudiced against their clients from the start.
Suspects Joe Price, Dylan Ward, and Victor Zaborsky, are charged with conspiracy, obstruction of justice, and tampering with evidence in connection to Wone's killing.
"These three men are victims, as [...]