Spinning in Orbit
A major focus lately in this case has been the extended family of Joe Price, attempting to assemble the dynamics, interactions, and interpersonal relationships of the individuals surrounding the Defendants.
Recently popularized with Web 2.0 applications, social network mapping has been used in sociology to connote complex sets of relationships between members of social systems. From Wikipedia:
“social network analysis produces an alternate view, where the attributes of individuals are less important than their relationships and ties with other actors within the network. This approach has turned out to be useful for explaining many real-world phenomena, but leaves less room for individual agency, the ability for individuals to influence their success, because so much of it rests within the structure of their network.”
Is this the case in the immediate social network of Joe Price? By examining the actions of Joe’s brother Michael Price, his domestic partner Louis Hinton, their living arrangements, and dependency or perhaps interdependency on Joe, we have attempted to lift the curtain to reveal motives, behavior, and outcomes as related to the tragedy of Robert Wone. Will the outcomes of this case really be less dependent on the individuals themselves or influenced more by the structure of their network?
Joe Price was one of the pall bearers for Robert Wone, generally considered an honor and expression of good will to the deceased and their loved ones. After all, Joe was a close friend of Robert. A closer examination of Joe’s network and involvement in the memorial of Robert Wone reveals an expressive and spiritual remembrance written by Louis Hinton and posted to Robert’s Memorial Guest Book: