Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?
E=mc2 & Time Dilation
A major point of debate for both the Defense and the Prosecution is the time line of events leading up to and through the murder of Robert Wone and the subsequent 9-1-1 call from 1509 Swann Street. The details available are those mainly described in the Affidavit in Support of the Arrest of Dylan Ward.
Much speculation has been centered around the actual time of Robert’s arrival to 1509 Swann, the time stamps of the draft emails on Robert’s BlackBerry as reported by MPD Detective Waid, when a scream was heard by a Swann Street neighbor, and a postulated delay in calling 9-1-1.
Using Dylan’s arrest affidavit and other court documents, the following graphical time line was developed to capture that night at the Price-Zaborsky-Ward residence on August 2, 2006. To display the time line in a full screen, click on the image below, and click on the image displayed in the link page,or click here or here to download a PDF version.
Assuming Robert arrived at 10:30PM at 1509 Swann, it becomes nearly incomprehensible for all of the events to have occurred in effectively 1 hour and 19 minutes, when 9-1-1 was called. Is this Einstein’s Theory of Relativity and Time Dilation at work? Was the space-time continuum in 1509 Swann so warped that time was slower inside than in the surrounding world allowing for superhuman efficiency?
Defense Attorney for Joe Price, Bernie Grimm, when interviewed by television reporters following the April 24th procedural hearing, emphasized the importance of the time stamps on the draft emails on Robert’s BlackBerry. If Robert actually drafted those emails, the time for Robert to have been drugged, assaulted, murdered and cleaned up would be at least 35 minutes shorter than presumed by the Prosecution’s proposed time line.
Does the prosecution possess additional evidence that clarifies the time line? For example, at what time did Robert arrive and depart from the offices at Radio Free Asia? Either a sign-in sheet at the guard desk or electronic security badge activity would certainly provide more detail to this picture. Have the taxi cab dispatch records for registered cab companies been examined for a downtown pick-up with a drop-off at 1509 Swann Street?
Perhaps only an observer from light years away really knows.
- posted by Michael