Answers to Questions
David’s recent post elicited a number of responses, including this question:
Anonymous writes: “do the court documents indicate that he died from stab wounds or were those post-mortem?”
The original affidavit indicting Dylan Ward on obstruction of justice indicates the autopsy was conducted by Dr. Lois Goslinoski, deputy medical examiner for the District of Columbia. According to the coroner’s report, none of the stab wounds – which Dr. Goslinoski un-nervingly found to be “…perfect, slit-like defects” – would “…have killed or even rendered Mr. Wone unconscious immediately.” The three wounds, in order, punctured the pericardial sac into the heart at the aorta’s base, the chest into the right lung, and the gastric region just below the heart.
Curiously, no defense wounds at all were found on Mr. Wone; nor were any signs of physical restraint. Dr. Goslinoski calls this “…significant,” in that anyone who wasn’t otherwise incapacitated (bound, restrained or drugged) would clearly have shown some signs of struggle.
Further, the autopsy found “…a significant amount of internal bleeding as a result of the stab wounds.” Meaning that Mr. Wone was alive “…for a considerable period of time after he was stabbed…” as his internal systems continued to function.
Conclusion: Robert Wone was alive at the time of the stabbing but for some reason showed no signs of fighting back. While the official coroner’s ruling as to cause of death was “…stab wounds of torso and ruled in the manner of a homicide,” Dr. Goslinoski clearly states that Mr. Wone must have been incapacitated – somehow – at the time of his stabbing. Worse, he continued to live for a period of time after the three wounds.
– Posted by Doug