Month: July 2009

Remembering Robert

1,096 Days Later the Search for Justice Continues Sunday, August 2, 2009 will mark the third anniversary of the murder of Robert Wone.  Acknowledging this day must remind those who loved and worked with him of the tragic loss they have suffered.…

Heavy Petting

Go Fish The final chapter in U.S. vs. Collins was written by Judge Anthony Epstein in DC Superior Court Wednesday afternoon.  Phelps Collins III,  found guilty of animal cruelty charges in a bench trial on July 13th was sentenced. On the…

Standard Operating Procedure

Questions for Chief Lanier About The Investigation As weeks pass here at WMRW, we seem to amass more questions than answers.  About the circumstances of Robert’s murder, its prosecution, and the principle and secondary players involved.  Frustrating as it is, this…

Post-Op(ed)

  Our sincere thanks to the Washington Post for giving us the chance to weigh in on the investigation of Robert’s murder as it enters its third year.  First time visitors should read Paul Duggan’s excellent  two  part  Post series from…

Talking Points Memo

More Questions About The Investigation It’s hard to pinpoint exactly where the sloppy work began in this investigation. The smart money says it occurred when DC Police failed to hit the red record button on the VCR for the first…

It's A Date…

Two Weeks Before Robert Wone’s Murder… Three years ago this week, on or about July 19, 2006, Robert began making plans to stay the night at a friend’s house in Washington, DC.   Last month Paul Duggan wrote in the…

The Old Stone House

For Sale:  History  Tasked with tracking a number of properties, the Real Estate Editor has the busiest job at wmrw.com.  Of course there’s the site of Robert’s murder, the previous home of the defendants, 1509  Swann Street; the 16th Street apartment they lived in after the murder and the McLean…

Bumped

Let’s Take It From the Top… Last night’s comment from MaNonVa caused quite a stir.  It was an  intimate portrait of the Swann Street housemates including Sara Morgan.  We’re very thankful for the contribution. It dovetails with other sketches we’ve seen…