Did Joe Price Change His Story Within Minutes?
With all eyes focused on this Friday’s status hearing, it seems something else buried in this summer’s motions has gone overlooked.
As the AUSA, FBI and defense teams wrestle it out over potential biologic evidence and high-tech testing, an old-school statement by the first responding MPD officer on the scene the night of August 2nd may shed new light on what the housemates knew, and their explanation(s) of the events that evening.
Unreported so far, MPD officer Diane Durham’s statement of Joe Price’s first narrative of the evening’s events presents a starkly different story of what he would later relate. Starkly.
Police officer Diane Durham, in her statement taken August 3rd at 6am by officer G. Russell Brown, relates the following:
“He <Price> said they heard someone scream and ran downstairs to see. <Price> said the victim was at the patio door bleeding, they opened the door, took him upstairs and laid him on the bed.”
Price’s interrogation statement in the affidavit (page 9) differs significantly.
“…when he arrived at the guest room he found Robert Wone laying in bed already having been stabbed.”
So many questions arise. Among them: where was the blood trail? How could attorney Joe Price have made such a major blunder right out of the gate? What is the defense response to such a huge contradiction?
And if that wasn’t enough, of all people, Bernie Grimm’s name comes up that night as well.
More on Monday with the full docs and team coverage on Friday’s hearing next.
-posted by Michael, David, Craig and Doug