Posts Tagged ‘Victor Zaborsky’

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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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, [...]

‘They Lied, They Orchestrated, They Tampered': Wone Prosecutors Rest Their Case

Defendant Joseph Price was visibly biting his nails Thursday morning as prosecuting U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner prepared to make his closing arguments.
"They lied to the police, they orchestrated, they tampered," Kirschner said of Price and fellow defendants Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky. The trio stands accused of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in connection to the 2006 [...]

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 [...]

Defense Seeks Maureen Bunyan Mimic in Robert Wone Case

Defense attorney Thomas Connolly bid Wednesday to submit an episode of the ABC news program Nightline into evidence in the sensational trial of three Dupont Circle men accused of covering up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone.
"If there's another voice that sounds like Maureen Bunyan, that's relevant," argued Connolly. Weeks ago, a neighbor to the defendants, witness [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]