Getting Religion at the Violent Crimes Branch
The final installment of the Anacostia Dialogues runs 25 minutes. Detective Milton Norris has Price alone in the interrogation room. They cover a lot of ground – When Zaborsky met Robert: “I think, I’m pretty sure Victor went to the (Robert and Kathy’s) wedding with me.” When Zaborsky learned of Robert’s stay – “Victor didn’t know until – we were making up the bed.”
Then Norris wants to know if either of the three housemates were attracted to Robert, “What is Dylan’s tastes?” the detective asks. Price responds, “Uh, I would say, uh… me.”
Several seconds of awkward silence passes before Norris asks a follow up, “What about Vic?” Price, misunderstanding the question, assuming Norris wanted to know if Zaborsky was Ward’s type, says, “Yeah, Victor too.” Norris clarified and restated it, was Zaborsky attracted to or did he have feelings for Robert? The answer was no.
We’ve spent the better part of a month trying to deciper these interviews, separating wheat from chaff, truth from lies. But about 10 minutes in, Price states what is clearly a given in this case, a testament to Robert’s character: “The guy did no wrong. He was the most earnest, hard working… good natured person.”
The transcripts for the final portion are here and begin on page 62. The tape ends just as Price and Norris bicker over whether a lie detector test will be taken that day and if Price is able to see his two housemates. After the jump, Thursday’s Tea Time Movie.