Posts Tagged ‘Judge Lynn Leibovitz’

Our Morning Roundup: Performance-Based Pay Raise Edition

Good Morning, all. You can finally say farewell to that oppressive heat wave; for the next week, temperatures will hover in the low 80s, with mostly sunny skies.
Breaking news today for D.C. teachers: yesterday, the D.C. Council officially ended 2 ½ years of political jostling by approving a contract with the Washington Teachers’ Union that [...]

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 [...]

Defendants Won’t Testify in Robert Wone Case

Speaking in soft voices Wednesday, Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward formally waived their right to testify. "The decision to testify is your decision and not your lawyers," Judge Lynn Leibovitz told the defendants, who stand accused of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in connection to the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone. [...]

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 [...]

Timeline of Death in Question in Robert Wone Trial

On the witness stand Friday, Dr. Jeffrey Smith, an associate professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University, added a new layer of jargon to the ever technical Robert Wone murder cover-up trial: "pulseless electrical activity," aka PEA.
Explaining that PEA is the electrical activity still present "in a dying heart" after a patient no longer has a [...]

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 [...]

Judge OKs Pork Loin, Horse Blood Tests in Robert Wone Case

Judge Lynn Leibovitz on Tuesday upheld the testimony of the government's star forensic witness in the trial of three Dupont Circle housemates accused of covering up the 2006 murder of attorney Robert Wone.
Defense attorneys last week challenged the credentials and methods of former FBI special agent and forensics expert Douglas Deedrick and argued his testimony should be [...]

Medical Examiner: Robert Wone ‘Should Have Responded’ to Stab Wounds

D.C. Deputy Medical Examiner Lois Goslinoski testified this week that while examining the body of slain attorney Robert Wone in 2006, she was struck by "the placement and orientation of his wounds." 
Wone sustained three knife wounds to the chest. The strange thing, Goslinoski explained during back-to-back days on the witness stand, is that they're all oriented in the [...]