From The WMRW-TV News Archive… Film at 11
While the value of the Updike-Steadman issue of New Yorker magazine remains a topic for debate, evidence from the murder scene has been presented in other ways; notably spelled out in various court documents and in this instance, from the images seen in TV news reporting.
WJLA’s Maureen Bunyan has a number of cameo appearances in this case. An early affidavit describes a Swann Street neighbor hearing a scream emanate from 1509. Unsure of exactly when it occurred, all the witness remembered was that it must have happened between 11:00pm and 11:30pm, when Maureen was on the air anchoring their evening newscast.
While digging through the video archive of coverage we came across this piece filed last November 21st, anchored by Bunyan, that detailed Price’s and Zaborsky’s DC Superior Court appearance that ultimately placed them under “high intensity supervision” e.g. ankle bracelets and electronic monitoring.
This newscast offers a rare glimpse inside 1509 and shows among other things images of Robert’s death bed and the supposed murder weapon sitting on the adjacent night stand. Judge for yourself if the few blood traces shown on the 1509 guest room bed are consistent with what one would expect from a victim who suffered two stab wounds to the chest and one to the abdomen. Viewer discretion is advised.
[vodpod id=ExternalVideo.792127&w=425&h=350&fv=allowScriptAcess%3Dalways%26quality%3Dbest%26bgcolor%3D%23000000%26scale%3DnoScale%26salign%3DTL%26file%3Dhttp%3A%2F%2Fwww.wjla.com%2Fnews%2Fstories%2F1108%2F572007.xml%26]As reported earlier this week in the Washington Post, Bunyan who has been with WJLA since 1978 1999 will be cutting back on her anchoring duties in order to devote more time to speaking engagements and charitable activities. It’s our hope that this seasoned newswoman stays on the desk long enough to report on the outcomes of both the criminal and civil trials.
-Posted by Craig. Note: Bunyan WJLA start date corrected by Craig. She became anchor at WUSA in 1978.