A Journey Began in Pursuit of Justice
Forgive us for being a wee bit sentimental, but we are marking the one year anniversary of the first blog entry of WhoMurderedRobertWone.com today.
We all knew about the case, especially after having read about the November indictments, so it was fresh in our minds. What was more surprising, though, was that the four editors, all gay men of a certain age, were each drawn to this case for our own reasons.
This is remarkable, because as we have discovered, there are some people who want to talk about this crime endlessly, and others who headed for the doors so fast that their heads were spinning. But, the fact is all of four of us, all good and life-long friends, partners and ex’s, were all interested in the miscarriage of justice occurring, and we knew talking about it wouldn’t be good enough. Not in this case.
We needed to do something about it.
This is how WhoMurderedRobertWone.com came to be.
We certainly weren’t the first folks to jump into the abyss. The good people over at Datalounge had been discussing the case since its earliest days. From there we got up to speed on the community’s thoughts, and we are so thankful that many of their smartest and brightest commenters have chosen to be a part of this journey.
None of us knew Robert or the defendants first hand. But, because all of us have lived in Washington, DC for more than two decades, it didn’t take long to find out that we were separated by only one degree. We considered this a strength, as we could be honest brokers, always searching for the truth about what happened inside 1509 Swann Street on August 2, 2006.
Over the past year, we have come to know many of the key individuals involved in this case, but in the end, our efforts have been to find justice for Robert Wone, for his wife, family and friends.
We first began on blogspot, but instantly knew that it would not be able to handle everything we needed in order to serve our readers. We migrated to WordPress, where we could better host comments and legal documents, which we considered crucial to building our community of the committed. With more than 7,500 comments so far, over 250 posts and a worldwide audience, we know we made the right decision.
Traveling on a road that at times seems to be headed only in circles, we have been truly enlightened and spirited by our dedicated crew of commenters. They have time and again brought new information and additional insights, while also challenging us to think anew about past assumptions and conclusions.
Together, we have experienced new revelations, like when Diane Durham’s statement came to light, that have reordered our thinking about the events that evening. And we know more is still to come.
As we head into our second year, we are fully aware that Robert’s family and friends have endured this tragedy for an unimaginably longer time. For this reason, we will redouble our efforts as we head into the year when the trial is scheduled, so we can bring as much light to a case that has broken so many hearts.
Thank you all for being a part of our journey.
— The editors