Advice and Consent
Zaborsky Withdraws Motion to Suppress
An interesting consent motion ran across the clerk’s desk late Friday afternoon, but because the District of Columbia was celebrating Emancipation Day the Courthouse was closed. And perhaps ironically, this filing may be evidence of Victor Zaborsky trying to free himself.
It appears that Zaborsky’s counsel Thomas Connolly, or a lower billing rate associate, has been hard at work on behalf of his client, and this maybe the first time Zaborsky has filed a motion separately from his other two co-defendants, his Domestic Partner Joe Price, and their roommate Dylan Ward.
A few weeks back, when Victor filed a motion to sever from his other two defendants, we thought there might be daylight developing between the Swann Street housemates, at least in terms of legal strategy, as they approached the trial.
But, it turned out that all three filed motioned to sever from each other, which appeared to be a standard defense strategy for a case with multiple defendants.
But is this latest filing a standard maneuver as well?
On April 15, this motion was filed:
Defendant Victor J. Zaborsky’s Consent Motion to Withdraw His Motion to Suppress Involuntary and Custodial Statement
Filed: Attorney: CONNOLLY, Mr THOMAS G
We checked both Dylan’s and Joe’s dockets on the Court database, and while both of their’s reflect Victor consent motion, their individual files don’t show that they have asked the court to withdraw their motions to suppress.
Could this mean something is up? Is Victor’s staement to police the most truthful, so therefore he has nothing to hide from a jury about what he said that night? Did Connolly realize that Victor’s statement was custodial, so why even fight it? Or are Price and Ward still preparing their’s, and will hit the docket this week? Or does this indicate a daylight between the defendants?
Whatever is the case, at this point, Victor’s motion to withdraw stands alone, and time is dwindling as the trial date approaches. When the Moultrie Courthouse reopens on Monday, we’ll pull the document and post it as soon as possible.
– Posted by David