Category: Trial Coverage

Day 22: Wrap

The Patchwork of Suspicious Circumstances The final session of the final day of the Wone trial featured some of the strongest argument yet, from both sides.  David Schertler, for Dylan Ward, closed for the defense, and Rachel Carlson Lieber for…

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 21: Updates

3:15pm Update: Adjournment At 2:46pm, the government rested their case in US v. Price, Ward and Zaborsky. This followed a 45 minute questioning of Dr. Lance Becker, by AUSA Glenn Kirschner.  The defense passed on cross examination. A full wrap…

Day 20: Updates

5:15pm Update: Adjournment AUSA T. Patrick Martin had his day in court today and he seemed to have brought his “A Game.” Martin’s cross of Najam brought into question the doctor’s experience outside a controlled clinical setting.  We also learned that this was…

Day 19: Wrap

Summer Heat, German Knives and Ninja Turtle Sandboxes The trial began today promptly, as is Judge Leibovitz habit, at 9:45am with defense attorney Bernie Grimm advising the court that setting up a video Skype call for one of the defense…

Day 19: Updates

5:00pm Update: Adjournment   Defendant Dylan Ward’s mother, Diane, took the stand this afternoon and said the missing knife from her son’s cutlery set never was in DC and was in Tacoma all the time.  Nervous and weeping on the…

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 18: Updates

4:30PM Update: WMRW experiencing server problems.  This update dispatch was relayed to the copy desk by way of smoke signals and Pony Express so it may not be 100% thorough. On the stand is Dr. Jeff Smith, Associate Professor of Emergency…

Day 17: Wrap

Going Rogue with Defense Witness Petraco After the lunch break, the defendants were sitting in their respective positions that they have sat throughout most of the trial with Joe Price separated from from Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky.  Only AUSA…

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…