Robert Wone was murdered on August 2, 2006, in a townhouse at 1509 Swann Street NW. To date no one has ever been charged with his death. The three residents of the house were charged with obstruction of justice in the case, but were acquitted in a bench trial last year.
Wone’s widow filed a $20 million wrongful death civil suit against the three men of Swann Street, but yesterday a settlement was reached on the fifth anniversary of his death.
The house on Swann Street was sold in June 2008 by the three owner-residents. The purchaser had put the house on the market again earlier this summer, and Redfin says it sold on July 29 for $1.495 million. The sales history of 1509? In May 2002 it went for $799,000, then sold for $1.276 million in Apri 2005 before fetching $1.475 million in June 2008, just $20,000 less than the most recent sale.
Lots of coverage:
The Washington Post has a two-part story on the August 2006 murder of Robert Wone at 1509 Swann Street NW. You can even listen to the 911 call to police on the night of Wone’s murder.
Earlier Borderstan postings:
- Web Site Devoted to Robert Wone Murder; $25K Reward
- Robert Wone Murder: Judge Puts Civil Case on Hold
- 2006 Swann St. Murder: 3 People Indicted
- WaPo: Update on 2006 Swann Street Murder (w/ Affidavit)
- Arrest Made in Connection with 2006 Swann Street Murder
You can read an affidavit in the case (PDF) that was filed in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia on Oct. 27, 2008, when Dylan Ward was arrested for obstruction of justice. There is some incredible and horrifying information in the document; if you have been following this case and want to learn more, be sure to read the affidavit.