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August: DuPont Circle

07/26/2011
By Craig
August: DuPont Circle

 The Long, Hot Summer There’s been zero movement or any new filings made to the Wone docket on the Superior Court public database since May 25.  A few deadlines have passed since then: June 1 – all discovery was to have closed, and July 1 was to have been the deadline for filing motions. One more...
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Cleveland Rocks

07/22/2011
By Craig
Cleveland Rocks

The Cat is Back Thanks again to everyone’s favorite Cat (from Cleveland) – a longtime and trusted attorney voice here, she sends us this: “I have no knowledge of anything having to do with this case that is not in the public domain. I’ve never met any of the people involved. I’ve never been to...
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Party Games

06/29/2011
By Craig
Party Games

Penguins Are People Too While we wait for more news, if any, on the possible settlement, we’ll kick off another post with a question posed by everyone’s favorite cat (or penguin), Cat from Cleveland.  She may not sparkle, but ever since joining us here, she has certainly shined: “I’m not much for party games, but reading the back and...
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Say It Ain’t So Joe, Pt. II

06/17/2011
By Craig
Say It Ain’t So Joe, Pt. II

Today marks exactly four months until the (scheduled) start of the October wrongful death trial.  That flurry of motions and filings we’d expected have yet to materialize, but the coming months should see the kickoff of a nasty battle over what evidence and testimony makes it to trial.  Now that we know the proper pronunciation...
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Say It Ain’t So Joe

06/13/2011
By Craig
Say It Ain’t So Joe

The Op-Ed Pages Once again, taking to these pages with a guest post is longtime reader (maybe the very first), Bea.  She was one of the early trackers in this case when the only outpost was at datalounge. Few outside the immediate principals in this saga have a better grasp on the history of this case,...
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We’re Jammin’

06/02/2011
By Craig
We’re Jammin’

What We Have Here, Is An Effort To Mediate Last week, in response to a joint motion, Judge Michael Rankin signed an order to cancel the June 14 Court-ordered ADR (Mediation/Case Evaluation) that had been on the Scheduling Order since last October. But that’s only half the story, and not as it seems that both sides in this case...
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“He’s Lying”

05/24/2011
By Craig
“He’s Lying”

“About pretty much everything. “ Longtime reader Hoya Loya has taken to these pages before with two thoughtful and provocative guest posts.  We welcome him back. Last February, he tackled the thorny subject of whether there was consentual sex on the night of Robert’s murder, and opined that it was extremely unlikely.   His first contribution here in...
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Return Engagement

05/19/2011
By Craig
Return Engagement

Plaintiffs Amend Expert Witness List A short, one-page filing hit the DC Superior Court clerk’s office this week, submitted by Plainfiff counsel Brett Reynolds of Covington. In early March, Covington filed their first iteration of the expert list but new to the amended list of witnesses they expect to call at the October wrongful death trial...
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A Butcher, A Baker…

05/13/2011
By Craig
A Butcher, A Baker…

Defense Continues their Depos Under the header of bringing you last week’s news today, it seems that DC EMT Jeff Baker, was deposed at the offices of Schertler & Onorato last Friday afternoon. Baker, as readers may recall, was a key witness at the summer conspiracy and obstruction trial and he took the stand on several...
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Speaker Phone

05/06/2011
By Craig
Speaker Phone

And Some Relief  You’ve all been there – doing anything you can to avoid a lenghty conference call at the office.  Yesterday, in lieu of a status hearing on the MPD Motions to Quash detectives’ deposition testimony based on law enforcement privilege, a conference call was all that occurred.  At issue was was the MPD’s hesitancy, argued by...
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Purpose of this Site

On August 2nd, 2006, Washington attorney Robert E. Wone was murdered at 1509 Swann Street. Over two years passed before any criminal charges were filed - and then only conspiracy, obstruction of justice and crime scene tampering charges were brought against the Swann Street housemates, all present in the home on the night of the murder: Joe Price, Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky.

On May 17, 2010, a DC Superior Court trial got underway and all three defendants were all acquitted in that bench trial on those pending charges.

Nearly four years later, very little seems clear about what happened that night and who murdered Robert Wone. A cloud of suspicion remains over the Swann Street defendants who have denied any involvement in the murder of their friend or in the alleged cover up.

Judge Lynn Leibovitz found a moral certainty in their collective guilt, but not evidentiary certainty. Civil proceedings in a wrongful death suit filed by Robert's family is the next chapter in this tragic story.

We continue to work together seeking answers to the mystery of Robert Wone's murder and in finding justice for his memory and legacy.

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