Hit The Showers
The closer we look at the affidavit one thing becomes clear; Joe and Victor certainly appear guilty of overpaying for a house with so many problems.
Dylan Ward’s account of the “chitchat” that he, Price and Wone engaged in before retiring tells of even more mechanical issues. Besides the hot guest room Robert was to sleep in, he said, “Joe talked about the shower breaking.”
Ward later tells police, “We… took Robert upstairs, showed him the bed. He said he wanted to shower, we showed him the shower, and that’s when I went to bed.”
Ward said that from his bedroom, “he heard Mr. Wone take a shower, then go in into his (guest) room.” So we’re led to believe that the broken shower must have been in the master bath.
Yet within an hour, Wone and the three defendants each apparently managed to take showers from what we think was the house’s one working shower.
Four showers in an hour, or was it five?
Page 6 of the affidavit relates what DC police witnessed upon arriving at 1509:
“several MPD officers noticed that Price, Zaborksy and Ward were together in the living room, all wearing crisp white robes and appearing as if they had just showered.”
According to their statements, the three claimed to have been asleep, awoke to the sounds of their friend being murdered, sprang into action by providing first-aid and calling 9-1-1. Joe says on page 10, “…from the minute we found Robert, until the minute the, you know, the ambulance people were there, I was kneeling next to him.”
So exactly at what point did he Victor and Dylan manage to grab showers, in perhaps less than a half hour, all in the same bathroom, but never having left Robert’s side?
If the police are to be believed, this peculiar series of conflicting events, compressed into such a short period of time may seem to further strain the credibility of the defendants’ time line. But it gets more troubling.
The attending EMT’s (W-2) statement on page 2 of the affidavit says that, “… it appeared as if the (Wone’s) body had been stabbed, “showered, redressed, and placed in the bed.” Stabbed then showered – Robert’s second of the evening.
More troubling still: a cadaver dog alerted police to the presence of human blood in the backyard patio drain, right next to the garden hose that, “was uncoiled as if it had been used recently…”