Coincidences Or Puzzle Pieces?
Among the many puzzling aspects about the murder of Robert Wone is the surprisingly high number of coincidences that all managed to converge on the night of August 2, 2006.
Even with the government dropping much of their uncharged conduct allegations regarding sexual assault, paralytic drugs and torture, the case they will bring is still loaded with a surprising number of turn-of-events.
What effect may these inconsistencies and incongruities will have on the jury may well shape their deliberations. What will twelve reasonable people make of all this?
It just so happens that we couldn’t help but add up the many unlikely events surround that evening. Irony is one thing; coincidences are another, but…
After the jump, the running tally so far:
It just so happened… that this was a house that had never been broken into.
It just so happened… that there was a guest staying for the first time that night.
It just so happened… that one of the homeowners (Victor Zaborsky) found out about Robert’s stay on August 2, 2006 even though it had been planned for more than two weeks in advance.
It just so happened… that Joe Price saw a spider on a light outside the home. He thought it so important to remove the threatening critter that he excused himself from his newly arrived house guest to take care of the issue.
It just so happened... that the usually fastidious Joe Price forget to lock the back door upon re-entering from doing battle with the spider.
It just so happened… that the downstairs roommate (Sarah Morgan) was not staying at the house that evening. Instead, she chose not to stay with someone she was involved with, which would be more likely on a work night, but rather friends’ house.
It just so happened… that the person closest (Dylan Ward) to the victim slept through the entire incident even though other residents farther away from the incident were awakened (Joe Price and Victor Zaborsky).
It just so happened that... nobody in the house saw or heard anyone else in the home that evening.
It just so happened that… the intruder was lucky enough to stumble upon a home where everyone was soundly asleep when the incident occurred.
It just so happened that… the residents of the house claim they went to bed at 11:00pm and were completely sound asleep by 11:15pm.
It just so happened… that the intruder, bent on killing, didn’t bring his own murder weapon but took a chance that he would find one quickly without detection.
It just so happened… that the intruder did not take anything of value from the home.
It just so happened… that the brother of the owner of the home was absent for the first time from his phlebotomy class that evening; breaking an otherwise perfect attendance record.
It just so happened… that an intruder who wasn’t prepared enough to bring his own weapon yet was prepared to wear gloves; preventing any fingerprints from being found on the alleged murder weapon.
It just so happened… that the knife that is “more consistent” with the victim’s wounds is missing.
It just so happened… that no defensive wounds were found on the victim.
It just so happened that… the amount of blood found at the scene is entirely inconsistent with a violent act of a stabbing.
It just so happened that… door chimes were heard on the third floor but no sound of a home intrusion and violent stabbing.
It just so happened that… a defendant told two vastly different stories about where Robert was found that night.
The numerous coincidences feel more than just that. Soon a jury must decide if the dots connect or if they are just a random assortment of isolated incidents.
And what are we missing?
— Posted by David