What have the defendants done to find the intruder?

In Doug’s excellent post that immediately precedes this one, he asks the question — what are the defendants doing to fill their time.  My guess is they spend a fair amount of their time working with their attorneys. But that is only a guess.

One thing we can surmise though, unless there is new information, is they are not actively and publicly looking for the intruder who they say entered their home on the night of August 2, 2006 and murdered Robert Wone.

From all public accounts, the only reward fund looking for information about this case has been set up by the Metropolitan Police Department.  Where is the tip line, set up by the defendants for anonymous tips, where are the letters to the Washington Post, Washington Blade, and any publication announcing their effort to help solve this tragic crime?  Where is the letter to friends asking for money to start a reward fund? Where is the fundraiser held at a swanky Dupont home, hosted by the defendants, where community members could offer 25, 50, 100, 500 or 1,000 dollars to help solve this crime?

Why should the defendants be publicly looking for the intruder?  It may seem obvious to many but here are three key reasons.

First, Joe Price claimed Robert Wone was a “close and dear friend.” Robert Wone was not an acquaintance that Joe had just met, but a long-time friend whom he met when they both were at school at the College of William and Mary in Virginia.  If a “close and dear friend” was murdered in your house, and then you served as pallbearer at his funeral, wouldn’t you want to make sure that the intruder was apprehended, and brought to justice? And while that may be an extremely difficult task, the least that would be asked of your conscience is that you were doing everything in your power to find the intruder.  If I was, as US Attorney Glen Kirschner noted about Joe Price “a man of means,” the first thing I would do for my “dear and close friend” would be to set up a reward fund for anyone who could offer any information that would lead to apprehending the intruder.  

Second, by working to bring the intruder to justice, this would not only bolster, but prove the defendant’s theory that an intruder killed Robert Wone.  It is in the defendant’s self interest.

Third, the resources invested in a reward fund would in all likely hood be less expensive than expensive defense attorneys for three defendants.  This is in the defendant’s financial self interest.
Now, maybe they publicly tried to find the intruder.  But the only public statements I have found from the defendants is a letter they wrote to good friends requesting money for their legal defense fund, and in the motion for Dylan Ward’s pre-trial release where they accuse, through one of their lawyers, the police and prosecution of spreading “speculation and innuendo.”

And in conversations I have had with friends who know the defendants personally, they have all said they are not aware of any efforts the defendants were taking to find the intruder.  From all public accounts, the defendants have been very quiet, even non-existent, in their search to find the intruder.  Reasoning leads one to believe this is not the best and most effective way to go about finding the assailant.  

If you know that the defendants have looked to find the intruder, please let us know, we would be more than happy to help publicize their efforts.
Everyone stands to benefit by bringing the murderer to justice.  And if the defendants are not willing to set up a reward fund, then I say it is time that we as a community set up the reward fund ourselves.  

– Posted by David

8 comments for “What have the defendants done to find the intruder?

  1. Anonymous
    02/03/2009 at 7:41 PM

    Elementary, my dear Watson. This is just like OJ telling the media he was going to do everything he could to find the true killer of his ex-wife. Total B.S. Obviously the only reason the 3 criminally-accused ‘men’ have done nothing to help get justice for Robert is because there was NO SUCH INTRUDER!

  2. Anonymous
    02/04/2009 at 10:01 AM

    Regarding Prices “culuket” email name and it’s meaning…..The Urban Dictionary defines “culu” as an “anal passage”…..”ket” is defined as ketamine. Ketamine is a drug used in the the gay adn rave circuits. I posed one before that I believe ketamine was used on Robert Wone the night he was murdered. Now I’m convinced.

  3. Anonymous
    02/04/2009 at 10:18 AM

    Wow… very interesting!!

  4. Anonymous
    02/04/2009 at 10:26 AM

    Gives new meaning to k-hole, or I guess that was the point of the Culuket name!

  5. Anonymous
    02/04/2009 at 11:01 AM

    This website has a good summary about Ketamine,
    http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/appsych/chibps/ketamine

    “After taking ketamine, the effects come on quickly within 10-20 minutes, beginning with the inability to move and the approach to an out-of-body experience. The peak is accompanied by hallucinations and a sense of incredible insight and consciousness disconnected from the body. All of these effects are dosage dependent. The length of the effects, however, is not dependent on the dosage. The trip will usually last from 45 to 90 minutes with the comedown accompanied by drowsiness that is typical of any anesthetic.”

    This website also says that it is extremely dangerous to mix Ketamine with anti-depressants. Ward was taking such medications and probably went haywire taking illegal drugs in addition to his depression meds.

  6. Anonymous
    02/04/2009 at 11:34 AM

    Ketamine can be introduced intramuscularly (hense, the injection marks on Mr. Wone). It has a dissociative effect (hence, the defendants attitudes (or lack thereof) at the crime scene), and a paralytic effect (without hendering breathing, etc.) It also has an amnesic effect. Perhaps, it was a sex scene gone awry and, to save face with the community, the defendants’ attempted to alter the crime scene and stage a murder, and in their altered state they were incredibly unsuccessful.

  7. N.M.
    02/18/2009 at 7:32 PM

    “Perhaps, it was a sex scene gone awry and, to save face with the community, the defendants’ attempted to alter the crime scene and stage a murder, and in their altered state they were incredibly unsuccessful.”

    No. There is nothing “face saving” about “staging” a murder. The traditional way an offender saves face is by blaming the victim or claiming that the actions were consensual (see: Robert Chambers). If this were an accident Ward, Price and Zaborsky would have gone out of their way to describe Mr. Wone as an avid participant, and the three stab wounds as “knife play” that the victim insisted on.

    This crime does not reflect in any way on the gay community. Ward, Price and Zaborsky are not the first gay men to murder and conspire to cover it up, and, sadly, they won’t be the last. Meanwhile the bulk of sexual offenses will continue to be perpetrated by straight men against girls and women (straight and gay).

  8. Al
    04/09/2009 at 12:20 AM

    Where in the house did the murder take place? How would you clean up so much blood so thoroughly and get rid of the tools used for the cleaning? There was blood in the dryer lint trap, but I’m just struggling to imagine that a dog trained to find the scent of blood would not find the muder scene in the house, yet would find tiny amounts in the lint trap and at the drain.

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