Evidence That Could Support The Defense?
In the Defense’s consolidated request for discovery, they note the government failed to indicate whether elimination testing for various hairs recovered from 1509 Swann Street was conducted. This includes a hair found on top of the sheet next to where Mr. Wone was found – a hair determined not to be that of Mr. Wone, Mr. Price, Mr. Ward or Mr. Zaborsky.
Further, the government failed to identify one print that was located somewhere in the room where Mr. Wone was found, and that the government has verbally reported is not a print belonging to any of the four.
We know that Joe Price, Victor Zaborsky, and Dylan Ward all voluntarily submitted DNA samples. So this unidentified hair and finger print are crucial to establishing the defense’s intruder theory.
Yet, as this website discussed last week and earlier, this case has several other supporting players who had access to the 1509 Swann Street residence at the time of the murder. Michael Price had a key and the password to the 1509 residence, his partner, Louis Hinton, was registered as living at 1509 Swann Street at the time of the murder, and Sarah Morgan was the downstairs renter. While it’s not clear Phelps Collins had access to the house, his involvement with Michael Price in the burglary of the Swann Street resident puts him in the supporting cast as well.
Has everyone from this supporting cast supplied DNA and fingerprint samples? It is time for all those with any connection to the case to offer DNA samples, so that they can be positively ruled in or out.
— Posted by David