Category: Dylan Ward

Behind Brown Eyes

Who is Dylan Ward? Of the three Swann Street defendants, Dylan Ward remains the most enigmatic.  Gaining insight about this man are often feels like a treasure-less expedition.  The fact that so little is known about the fair-haired Puck from…

Craig's List

Twenty for Twenty-Ten We learned quite a bit over the course of 2009.  Among the highlights: MPD Officer Diane Durham’s end-of-shift statement that contradicted the Trouple’s story on where they discovered Robert; the fact that all three of the housemates…

Game On — On Our Schedule

Defense Acting Alone Dictates Scheduling Order After doing their best to delay the game, and realizing that the game day is on the books, the defense is now trying to dictate the upcoming schedule for the trial preparations.  And they are doing it unilaterally. In…

Leatherheads

Why introducing the BDSM aspect is probative One of the thresholds the judge must determine is whether the value of evidence is more probative than prejudicial when deciding what evidence makes it to trial.  If it is deemed probative, then it…

State of Confusion

The Taxman Cometh On Monday, super sharpie contributor Meto walked us through some of the finer points of the Florida Homestead exemption – the law that may protect ownership of Joe and Victor’s Miami Shores home in the event they…

Radio Runs

Latest Defense Discovery Request Hints At Defense Strategy At the last status hearing on September 11, much of the first half focused on whether radio communications between emergency personnel and MPD was evidence that was covered under the Jencks Act.…

Our Worst Fears

I Read The News Today, Oh God…  It’s accepted practice in Washington to release bad news late on a Friday afternoon.  But it wasn’t mere bad news that was going to hit on Halloween weekend 2008; this was a real-life horror story.…

The Day Swann Street Stood Still

One Year Ago Everything Changed In mid-September, when Diane Durham’s statement came to light about conflicting stories of the evening’s events, the ground seemed to shift. However, the original ground shaking event in the investigation occurred one year ago when Dylan…

Countdown

Lurkers are People Too We received an interesting email last week from a longtime reader who works in the legal profession.  How’s that for vague? Best described as a lurker, Hoya Loya found us by way of Above the Law…

Powerful Slave, Master Criminal

New Book Offers Fresh Insights into Storied Case Here’s what we know:  a young male was (inconclusively) sexually assaulted and murdered.  Two of the men suspected were involved in a gay relationship with a master and slave subtext.  The slave…