It’s been a few months since we told you about the Robert Wone murder case, and recent filings by federal prosecutors in Washington D.C. have, to put it mildly, raised eyebrows. Wone, pictured, was murdered in 2006 while visiting friends in a tony section of Washington. At the time, he was the general counsel at Radio Free Asia. He was 32.
Even better, if you want a quick synopsis of the toys found at the house on Swann Street and quick rundown of the three residents of the house who are being charged with obstruction in the murder case of Robert Wone… be sure to read this post at Gawker: The Weird Weirdos Accused of Murdering Robert Wone.
More news on the Robert Wone murder case. You will recall that Wone was murdered on the 1500 block of Swann Street on August 2, 2006. According to one of the editors at the Web site, Who Murdered Robert Wone?, there was “quite a splash” with yesterday’s government filing of Uncharged Conduct I in the Wone case and trial. The Washington Post and Legal Times also have reports.
Co-Editor Craig Brownstein said, “A lot of lurid and unsettling details were included. Very lurid indeed. This is getting red hot. For the most part, the government showed their blueprint on how they will prosecute the case.”
Brownstein points to 13 page in the document: “Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenn Kirschner totally unloaded and indicated he’s going to go to the wall in the trial… not shying away at all from his initial theories that Robert Wone was injected with a paralytic agent, restrained and sexually assaulted before he was stabbed to death. He contends the conspiracy and obstruction was orchestrated to cover up for and protect the killer–who he says is known to the defendants.”
Brownstein notes that to “buttress his injection accusation,” that Kirschner points to Defendant Joe Price’s troubled younger brother Michael, who as a phlebotomy student, may have had ready access to the both the equipment and drugs.
The only blood-drawing class that Michael missed happened to be on the night of the murder, August 2, 2006–another “odd and quirky wrinkle among many in this case,” according to Brownstein. In addition, Michael Price was later arrested for robbing the crime scene home several months after the murder.