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Wild About Harry

04/22/2010
By Craig
Wild About Harry

A Year In The Making Joining Paul Duggan’s masterful two-part Washington Post series on Robert’s murder from last June, is another must-read for every case watcher’s bookshelf. In the May issue of Washingtonian Magazine, veteran DC journalist Harry Jaffe has penned an opus on the case.  He chronicles the years since Robert’s murder, those caught up in its wake,...
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Our Worst Fears

10/30/2009
By Craig
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. Dominating the headlines as October 2008 was coming to a close, was the windup of Campaign ‘08.  Barack...
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Here She Comes Again (Updated)

09/24/2009
By Doug
Here She Comes Again (Updated)

Walking High Wire, Here She Comes. UPDATE: Bruce DePuyt announces at the top of the show that Chief Lanier has cancelled her appearance. Once again, Washington’s dauntless Chief of Police Cathy Lanier will be taking to the air for a live Q&A with viewers. Thursday from 4 to 5pm, Chief Lanier will be a guest on...
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The Grand Jury

08/26/2009
By Craig
The Grand Jury

First Movement Three weeks to the day after Robert’s murder, the Washington Post was leaked information about grand jury testimony that was taking place: Katherine Wone, 35, wife of Robert Wone, testified for more than an hour about “her interaction with the three guys in the house, both immediately after the incident and the days that followed,”...
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"Not a Done Deal…"

08/18/2009
By Craig
"Not a Done Deal…"

“A Very, Very Active Investigation” Last Tuesday, August 11, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier participated in her regularly scheduled  Newschannel8 program “One-on-One.” She was on hand to discuss the recent drop in crime and status of outstanding cases, and near the end of the hour, one murder case in particular came up. This is the transcript of...
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The Front Page

08/04/2009
By Craig
The Front Page

Dateline: Swann Street Legendary muckraker and irritant I.F. Stone is credited with this critique of the Washington Post: “It’s a great newspaper.  You never know on what page you’ll find a front-page story.” On August 4, 2006 they got it right; news of Robert’s murder was front-page of the Metro section.  This is where we first...
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The Day After

08/03/2009
By Craig
The Day After

145 Words Very little was known about Robert’s murder when the first news item was filed, 17 hours later by WTOP, DC’s all news radio station. To be more specific, very little was known by those not in the house at the time of Robert’s slaying.  Other details would emerge in the weeks, months and...
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Post Mortem

06/15/2009
By Craig
Post Mortem

Bye Lines Only recently have the Washington Post obituaries been signed by its writers; Robert’s did not carry a by-line in August of 2006. Having read the Duggan series, the man who penned that obit, Matt Schudel, shared his thoughts. In Post Mortem, the paper’s obit blog he recalled of speaking with a stoic Kathy Wone as he prepared the piece. “One...
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Murder, Ink (Redux)

06/08/2009
By Doug
Murder, Ink  (Redux)

Old Media, New Media There’s no getting around it.  Last week was big, in many ways.  Big emotion.  The tributes and memories of Robert left many, including us, heartbroken.  And big numbers: a battalion of new readers here, no doubt driven by Paul Duggan’s good work in the Post, combined with other media outlets mentioned here. A host of...
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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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