Now You See It, Now You Don’t
One care barely flip a page in the original affidavit without coming across another seemingly inconsistent or curious statement jumping out. A couple of Victor Zaborsky’s don’t seem to match up.
Page 1 of the affidavit is the transcript of Victor’s call to 9-1-1. After dialing he is instructed by the dispatcher on how to treat Robert:
“get a dry cloth, apply pressure to the area where he was stabbed, even if the towel is saturated with blood, just get another towel and put it on top of that, never lift the first towel off the area, hold it on, once it gets filled up with blood just put another towel on top of that and just apply pressure until paramedics arrive.”
Victor responded, “my partner is holding it (a towel) on there. He is applying pressure.” He stayed on the phone another five minutes until telling the 9-1-1 dispatcher that the EMTs had arrived.
Page 3 describes the physical evidence found, “The Towel and the Bloody Knife.” Exhibit E, “a large, white, cotton towel” was discovered by evidence technicians on the floor near the guest room bed. It was later examined by a blood pattern/blood spatter expert who found the towel had:
“relatively little blood… only a few small stains and one slightly larger patterned area of dried blood… 2.5 x 3 inches. (It was) determined to be inconsistent with having been used to apply pressure to Mr. Wone’s wounds as claimed by Zaborsky to the 9-1-1 operator and by Price, Zaborsky and Ward in their statements to police…”
Exhibit F is the towel’s front side and Exhibit G is the back. The almost pristine way in which it was found has long been the subject of debate.
But what doesn’t add up is what’s on page 8, as Victor tells police of those first harried moments providing first-aid to Robert. Victor said he,
“grabbed a towel and … Joe (Price) was already applying pressure to the wound. I gave him another towel.”
The catch is that the affidavit tells of only one towel taken from the crime scene.
Where exactly did the other towel go? And please don’t say the ECB facility.