In the recently released affidavit for search warrant, it reveals that “Contained within [Price’s office computer] were a large number of male pornographic pictures that included depictions of Sado-Masochistic behavior and bondage.”
Now, I don’t think anyone will judge Price for what he does in the privacy of his own home, but you would think that a partner at a major Washington,DC law firm would know better than to have fetish pictures on his office computer. And if he knew better, which one could certainly argue, then was his sexual behavior out of control? And if it was out of control, was it then, maybe, a cry for help? Unable to control his behavior, he sought to leave a trail that would reveal him? A person who doesn’t want to be known for his fetish practices would NOT have photos on his OFFICE computer.
Was the pressure that Price was under getting to him, and this was his way of handling it? From all accounts, Price was the patriarch of this “family” which included Zaborsky, Ward, his brother, and his brother’s partner, the downstair’s roommate, Sarah Morgan, the lesbian couple, with whom he and Zaborsky fathered two children.
He recently made partner at Arent Fox in June of 2006, two months before the murder. One can assume that this “large number” of photographs didn’t begin after he was named partner. Wasn’t it incredibly risky to have this collection on your computer before one is named a partner? Was the pressure to make partner so intense that Price was acting out?
Or does Price’s behavior demonstrate that he thought he was above getting caught, so he didn’t need to follow the rules? This is the behavior of a sociopath, and very reminiscent of Scott Peterson.
Does it show that there was an aspect of Joe Price’s behavior that was out of control prior to the murder of Robert Wone on August 2, 2006?