Posts Tagged ‘Murder’

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. [...]

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 [...]

Forensic Expert Applies the Heinz 57 Defense in Robert Wone Case

Forensic scientist to the stars, Dr. Henry Lee (seen above discussing the death of Michael Jackson with CNN's Larry King), testified Monday in the sensational trial of three Dupont Circle men accused of conspiring to cover up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone.
Analyzing photos of a kitchen knife found at the crime scene, Lee testified that blood stains on [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Media Seats Up For Grabs at Robert Wone Trial

Since its start, the trial surrounding the 2006 murder of attorney Robert Wone and its alleged cover-up has been able to draw a crowd. No surprise there, as the proceedings have all the intensity and drama of a Law & Order episode: Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward, three gay men involved in a polyamorous relationship, are accused of conspiring [...]

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. [...]

Michael Price to Cop: ‘You Motherfuckers Need To Be Out Looking For The Real Killers’

Police Det. Gail Russell-Brown testified on Monday about a bizarre conversation she had at the funeral of murdered D.C. attorney Robert Wone.
In short, Michael Price, a recovering boozer and brother of one of three Dupont Circle housemates now accused of conspiring to cover up Wone's murder, approached the detective after the ceremony and, basically, flipped out.
"He began hollering and cussing at [...]

Witness: Joe Price ‘Pulled The Knife Out’ Of Robert Wone

Interior designer Scott Hixson testified Monday about the night in August 2006 when he went to pick  up his Swann Street neighbors from the police station.
"Scott, I've just had the worst night of my life," Hixson recalled his former neighbor and occasional lover Joe Price saying over the phone that night. "Could you come pick us up [...]