Author: Doug

Mind Games?

Is this the face of a sociopath?

Compare, Contrast, and Consider In the September 6 edition of The New Yorker, writer Carl Elliott profiles convicted murderer Colin Bouwer in a piece titled “Mind Games.”  It’s a cold tale of murder, deception, strange behavior and a town fooled…

FLASH: Wone Civil Trial Date DELAYED

This news fresh from the DC Superior Court and the desk of Judge Brook Hedge: “This case was initially set for trial June 13, 2011.  The potential length of trial, however, will present possible issues with juror selection in light…

Hallmark Moments

Details of a Family’s Connections We’ve previously seen suggestions in email traffic of a family beginning to fray – specifically Joe’s concerns that Dylan may be pulling away – and the possible remedies.  Prosecutor Glenn Kirschner argued these notes suggested…

Reach Out And Touch Someone

What ‘State of Mind’ Do The Emails Suggest? Emails, cards, letters, telephone calls. Through much of the trial (and a fair amount of lead-up to it) we heard repeatedly from prosecutors that these records would reveal important information as to…

Our Lips Are Sealed

And So Are All Documents…For The Moment A funny thing happened on the way to the clerk’s office… August has proven to be a busy month, at least with regard to Kathy Wone’s pending civil case.  Last week, Daniel Suleiman filed…

“We Still Have A Murder Investigation”

And Other News Indicating It’s Not Over WTOP crackerjack Mark Segraves hosted MPD police chief Kathy Lanier on the “Ask the…” program Thursday.  Good timing. Segraves has been indefatigable in covering this case, and after a month of daily trial…

The Scarlet Letter

M Is For Murder For any associated with this case, there can’t be much joy today. For supporters of the defendants, relief at their friend’s acquittal may well be tempered by Judge Leibovitz’ stern findings that it’s “very probable” at…

Acquittal

But Not Exoneration It took a sober and, at times soft-spoken, Judge Leibovtiz little more than an hour to plow through what she termed “…a very long and complicated legal trial.”  We have previously posted, and will post here again, Judge…

FLASH: VERDICTS

2:00pm Update:  Working around server issues and will post trial wrap post shortly.  New link to Judge Leibovitz’ ruling was added.  More soon.  Thanks for your patience.  the order is here Server crashed Defense runs the table. Acquittal on all…

What Today Means

And Why This Doesn’t End With Today’s Decision It can be easy to lose sight of the reason so many of us have returned, repeatedly, to the unanswered questions of Robert Wone’s murder on August 2nd, 2006. It can be…