WaPo: Update on 2006 Swann Street Murder (w/ Affidavit)

by Borderstan.com November 1, 2008 at 9:15 am 2,677 2 Comments

The 1500-block of Swann Street NW (photo from Luis Gomez Photos).

The 1500-block of Swann Street NW (photo from Luis Gomez Photos).

The Washington Post’s online story about the 2006 murder of Robert Wone in a house on the 1500-block of Swann Street NW has been updated at least twice since yesterday.

In addition, Borderstan.com has a copy of the affidavit that was filed in connection with the arrest of a suspect in Florida (this is public information); click here to download and read the PDF document.

Here is the latest version of the Post story, as of this morning, Saturday, November 1:

A police affidavit made public yesterday provided a wealth of new details about one of the District’s most mysterious homicide cases, yet it failed to answer the central questions of who killed prominent lawyer Robert Wone in an elegant Dupont Circle townhouse — and why.

The people who probably could help provide that information — three male housemates who lived in the $1.2 million residence — covered up evidence in a bid to mask what actually happened, the affidavit alleges. One has now been charged with obstructing justice as authorities step up pressure to solve the case.

Authorities said from the start that Wone, 32, general counsel for Radio Free Asia, was fatally stabbed late Aug. 2, 2006, while staying overnight at the Swann Street NW townhouse. Yesterday, they revealed that he was probably drugged into a paralytic-like state and sexually assaulted. The three stab wounds were neat and nearly identical, suggesting that Wone was incapacitated and unable to fend off his attacker, the affidavit says.

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