Uncharged Conduct, and Michael Price Uncharged…Yet
Hewing to Judge Lynn Leibovitz’ scheduling order, the prosecution has met their first deadline. The government’s filing of “Uncharged Conduct I” was due on February 5th and was made public Tuesday, Feb. 16th… just a few days after Valentine’s Day. This was no Whitman’s Sampler to the defendants.
“Given the sophistication and success of the defendants’ cover-up of the murder of Robert Wone, the evidence obtained to date does not yet establish beyond a reasonable doubt who actually killed Robert Wone.
Although the government investigation into the murder continues, there is ample admissible evidence demonstrating the killer is someone known to the defendants, and not, as the defendants told the police, an unknown, unseen, unheard, phantom intruder who entered without force…
To say such a theory strains credulity is a gross understatement. Rather the evidence overwhelmingly indicates that the killer is someone know [sic] to and being protected by the defendants.”
In no uncertain terms, Assistant US Attorney Glenn Kirschner has taken the bones of the accusations and theories spelled out in the original affidavit and put meat on them. Restraint, incapacitation by injection, sexual assault. It’s all in there. And then some.
That then some is spelled M-I-C-H-A-E-L.
Far from shying away from some of the more lurid evidence and unsettling theories, the prosecution signaled their intent to – potentially – base the prosecution around allegations that the Swann Street’s housemate’s penchant for S&M, which led to Robert’s restraint by drugs, sexual abuse, and eventual “…ultimate in dominating another human being…the taking of that person’s life.”
New in the filing is the prosecution’s targeting of one-time murder suspect, failed burgler and crime scene key-holder Michael Price.
We’ve long known of the close relationship shared between the Price brothers. “According to witnesses, when Michael Price is in trouble, at times criminal in nature, his brother generally attempts to help him” (pg.8) We’ve at times speculated what role that relationship may have played in this case. Now, AUSA Kirschner spells it out:
“The evidence establishes that in June through August of 2006, Michael Price was enrolled in a course at Montgomery College, studying to be a phlebotomist (an individual who draws blood from patients.) Moreover, there was a practical component to this course… The class is which Michael Price was enrolled met twice a week in the evenings from 5:00 p.m. until 9:15 p.m., beginning on June 7, 2006 and running through August 23, 2006.
Course attendance records reflect that Michael Price attended each and every scheduled class beginning on June 7, 2006 and running through July 31, 2006. However those same records reflect that the first time he missed class was on August 2, 2006, the night Robet Wone was killed.”
Whoops. Of all the nights for Michael Price to go AWOL from his blood-drawing class.
The document continues with cringe-inducing detail. “Restraint and Related Evidence” includes a long list of gear; body harnasses, a half dozen different kinds of restraints, collars, hoods…you couldn’t name it. “Items Capable of Being used to Perpetuate a Sexual Assault,” evidence of dominance, degradation and enslavement, ‘Electro-torture, Etc’.” And more…which we will amplify appropriately.
We’ll muck through the document’s Attachment A next week; Attachment B is the good old alt.com profile that we’ve long known about which also includes a (redacted) photo that we haven’t seen in a while.