Author: Doug

Day 22: BREAKING

BREAKING: The Wone trial officially ended at 4:59, Judge Leibovitz expects to issue her verdict Tuesday at 11am, pending any changes.  Wrap coming soon 3:15 Update – Who’s Under the Bus? Bernie Grimm, for Joe Price, and Thomas Connolly for…

Day 18: Wrap

Rolling Back the Roll Back of the Clock Dr. Jeff Smith was the sole defense witness today.  Associate professor of emergency medicine, director of clinical operations at George Washington University Hospital, teacher, author, lecturer, board certified in emergency and internal…

Day 17: Updates

4pm Update: An Early Day The day’s wrap is coming soon.  Until then: Nicholas Petraco finished cross and re-direct, and the court rose.  Tomorrow, one witness for the defense; court reconvenes at 2:15 pm.  1:30 Update: In-and-Out Burger Surprise!  Defense…

Day 16: Wrap

Impermissible Speculation, or Reasonable Inference? First, the end of the day’s events.  At 4pm Judge Leibovitz – to the apparent irritation of some legal counsel – reconvened to begin hearing argument in the motion to acquit, brought under Rule 29…

Day 16: Updates

5:00pm Update: Adjournment A full recap of the day’s activity hits around 7:00pmET…  The prosecution finds its feet and the defense tries to trip them up. 3:00pm Update – If the Knife Doesn’t Fit… Detective Bryan Waid was called back to…

Day 15: Wrap

An End In Sight – With Stipulations Judge Leibovitz returned to the bench this afternoon at 2:30…and promptly left for a walk.  The reason: defense and prosecution negotiations were close – very close – to a comprehensive set of deals that…

Day 15: Updates

2pm Update:  What were we saying about stepping on the gas earlier? 11:30, Det. Daniel Whalen was called.  A 27+ year veteran of the MPD, and homicide detective for over 20. Whalen was investigating the August 2nd murder, but it…

Day 14: Wrap

Drama…and Tedium It’s been a while since things moved so expeditiously in Judge Lynn Leibovitz’ courtroom…and that’s probably saying something. “What’s the plan?” asked Leibovitz, prompting thought that the government would bring nine additional witnesses barring a new agreement w/the…

Day 14: Updates

3:30 Update As expected, the first witness called after the lunch break was Jason Torchinsky.  Close friends by all measures, attorney Torchinsky was also close to Kathy Wone at the time of the murder, and served unofficially for a brief…

Day 5: Updates

5:00pm Adjournment The first half hour of Joe Price’s videotaped interrogation was played in court this afternoon.  Seeing it is far different than reading it on the printed page. The trial reconvenes at 9:00am tomorrow.  A full recap of today…