End Of The Line?
A curious moment from the April 24 status hearing might offer a clue to possible defense strategy that may be in the offing. Will one defendant pull away from the other two?
Victor Zaborsky’s counsel, Thomas Connolly seemed to bristle at a comment made by AUSA Glenn Kirshner, or “Lead Dog” as Bernie Grimm calls him. Page 10 of the hearing transcript has the exchange regarding whether Michael Price had a key to 1509 and Kirschner’s repeated use of the word “they.”
“They offered an intruder theory and they withheld from the police — if they wanted to talk about who had access… they withheld from the police one of the most important facts…”
This didn’t sit well with Connolly who said to Judge Frederick Weisberg, “Mr. Kirschner has a habit of saying they when he refers to an individual. Mr. Zaborsky withheld nothing about Michael Price or anything else.”
Is this the beginning of an effort to separate Victor from his co-defendants? Was Connolly’s absence from the meeting and discussion that counsel for Price and Ward had with Dr. Goslinoski, the medical examiner who performed the autopsy also a step in that direction?
Does Victor want out? We couldn’t help but think of this particular quote by an investigator in this Billy Wilder classic about a love triangle and murder.
“They’ve committed a murder!
And it’s not like taking a trolley ride together where they can get off at different stops.
They’re stuck with each other and they got to ride all the way to the end of the line and it’s a one-way trip and the last stop is the cemetery.”
Is Victor hoping to get off the trolley before the end of the line?