It All Ended and Began Here…
An early voice in the call for justice for Robert Wone was Judy Tseng.
To mark this sad anniversary we republish her January 2007 post that detailed Robert’s last day. There’s little we can add.
“The last morning of his life, on Wednesday, August 2, 2006, Wone left his townhome in Oakton, Virginia with his wife of three years, Katherine Wone. They went to work out at a gym and took the Metro together into DC.
He walked Katherine to her workplace and went to his office at Radio Free Asia on M Street, N.W.
He had already told his wife about his plans to spend the night at Joseph Price’s home. Price was an old friend from college; he had been a few years ahead of Wone at the College of William and Mary.
After work, Wone met up his colleague John Lindburg for a quick dinner at Subway , and the two attended a class on grant law sponsored by the D.C. Bar.
After the seminar ended, Wone told Lindburg that he was going to head back to his office, and the two said their goodbyes around 9:15 p.m. at the Farragut North Metro station.
As he walked to his office, Wone called his wife around 9:30 p.m. to check in, ending the call saying, “I love you.”
He stayed at his office for a little while.”
We know from Paul Duggan’s Washington Post reporting that at 10:22pm Robert called ahead to Swann Street to say that he was on his way.
The defendants say he arrived at or close to 10:30pm.
Everything else remains unclear and an undeniable tragedy.
–posted by The Editors