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Acquittals All Around in Wone Conspiracy Case

by Borderstan.com — June 29, 2010 at 6:09 pm 0

Luis Gomez Photos Who Murdered Robert Wone? Borderstan

The 1500 block of Swann Street NW. Swann is between S and T Streets and lies on the cusp of the Dupont-Logan-U Street neighborhoods. (Luis Gomez Photos)

In case you were without contact with the outside world today, then you might have missed the acquittals of the three defendants in the Robert Wone conspiracy trial today at DC’s Moultrie Courthouse.

The website Who Murdered Robert Wone (WMRW)–and most other DC media outlets–have details. The WMRW website actually crashed this afternoon as the site was hit with more traffic than the server could handle.

In a nutshell: The three defendants were charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice in the murder of Robert Wone on August 2, 2006. Wone was murdered at 1509 Swann Street NW, where all three defendants lived and were on the night of the murder. (No one has been charged with murder to date.) Today, the presiding judge acquitted all three defendants of all charges; the defendants have waived their right to trial by jury.

WMRW has an analysis of the trial and the verdict, along with a link to Judge Lynn Leibovtiz’s verdict. Be sure to read the excerpts from the judge’s verdict on the most recent post at WMRW: they are some real jaw-droppers regarding he defendants Joseph Price, Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky.

The word is that the Wone family will be bringing a civil suit against the defendants for wrongful death.

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