Twenty for Twenty-Ten
We learned quite a bit over the course of 2009. Among the highlights: MPD Officer Diane Durham’s end-of-shift statement that contradicted the Trouple’s story on where they discovered Robert; the fact that all three of the housemates either left their places of employment voluntarily or not; a change in judges for the trial, and lastly – that both the US Attorney’s office and the MPD are actively pursuing murder charge(s).
As we look ahead to 2010 and close in on the four month mark until Judge Lynn Leibovitz gavels in the May trial, we are still trying to wrap up some loose ends and find a few more missing puzzle pieces that may help illuminate the events surrounding Robert’s murder and the activities of the defendants and those in their orbit during the subsequent months and years.
In no particular order, our Top Twenty list of case elements we hope to clarify as we move closer to trial:
1. What were the circumstances of roommate Sarah Morgan’s absence on the night of the murder?
2. What did Morgan know ahead of August 2, 2006 and when did she learn that Robert was to spend the night?
3. Were Tom and John, her two gay friends that she allegedly spent the evening with, fully interviewed by investigators to corroborate her story?
4. When did Victor Zaborsky arrive home after his business trip, and when was he supposed to arrive?
5. Did Michael Price’s alibi that placed him far away from Swann Street on the night of the murder fully check out?
6. What role if any did the MPD’s Gay & Liaison office play in furthering (or hindering) the investigation?
8. Will we learn the identity of the “florist” who may have been at Cosi on the morning after the murder and overheard the conversation of the defendants?
9. What was the exact timing and order of arrival and departure of the first responders (police and EMTs) to 1509 Swann that evening?
10. What procedures were performed by EMT’s and GWU Hospital’s emergency team?
11. Who’s blood traces were found on Dylan Ward’s comforter?
12. How is the fund raising going for the housemates legal defense?
13. What leads are the AUSA and MPD chasing in their efforts to bring murder charges?
14. What efforts if any is Zaborsky’s defense team trying to separate him from his co-defendants?
15. After the burglary of 1509 Swann Street, why were the charges against Michael Price and Phelps Collins dropped?
16. Will telephone call and Internet email records shed light on conversations between Joe Price, Dylan Ward, Victor Zaborsky, Robert Wone, Sarah Morgan and Michael Price for the time preceding Robert’s arrival and subsequent murder?
17. Will the missing videotape footage of the interrogations of the defendant’s the night of the murder surface, and will other video evidence not yet revealed be found?
19. What will we learn from Robert’s autopsy and toxicology reports?
20. Will the trial actually start on May 10, 2010?
Now your turn. What are we missing?
–posted by Michael, Craig, David and Doug