Tag: MPD investigation

The Philadelphia Story

When Is A Cold Case “Cold”? It’s been more than four years since Robert Wone was found stabbed at 1509 Swann Street on August 2nd, 2006.   Nobody has ever been charged with his murder.   The evidentiary trail has run dry,…

The Third Degree: Ward

Ward’s Transcript: Good Cop, Bad Cop…and Homophobe Cop Q: I don’t believe we’re getting the truth here. A: Everyone keeps telling me that. We’ve read transcripts of Joe Price and Victor Zaborsky’s ‘voluntary’ statements to the MPD the night of Robert…

The Third Degree: Zaborsky

Victor Zaborsky’s MPD Interview Transcript In contrast to the sometimes meandering interview of his domestic partner, Joe Price, Victor Zaborsky seemed to choose his words far more carefully as he spoke to DC MPD detectives on the night of Robert’s murder. …

The Third Degree: Price

Joe Price’s MPD Interview Transcript “It ain’t going to get fine.  It’s going to get ugly,” Price is told midway through his long night with good cop/bad cop at the Anacostia Violent Crimes Branch. There’s a lot in these 120…

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…

Watching The Detectives

Department of Corrections For the past couple of months we’ve occasionally made sport of DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier’s reticence to speak on the record about the Wone murder, repeating her mantra again and again,  “It’s an active investigation.”   It was easy to…

Waving the Bloody Shirt

What did Joe Price see that no one else did? Both the Government and defense have retained expert witnesses.   At the September 11 status hearing, the defense talked about the difficulties of coordinating tests with one of theirs in California. …

The Pelecanos Brief

Truth is Stranger than Fiction On Monday we looked at what effect a newsroom retirement could have on the media coverage of the Wone case.  WUSA-TV’s Gary Reals was certainly working his sources hard early in the investigation. What other…

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…

Reap What You Sew

Which of the Defendants Will Be “Auffed”? In the knotted legal tangle that is the Robert Wone case, the following will go down as little more than a drop stitch.  We don’t presume it’s anything else.  But from these few…