by August 4, 2011 at 9:44 am 2,940 1 Comment

Robert Wone, Swann Street NW, Borderstan

1509 Swann Street NW is the house where Robert Wone was murdered on Aug. 2, 2006. It was sold by the owners who also lived there at the time of the murder. That purchaser put it on the market earlier this summer and it sold on July 29.

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:


by June 23, 2011 at 10:32 am 1,444 2 Comments

The editors at the website, Who Murdered Robert Wone, put up a post late Wednesday afternoon with the headline,”The Civil Trial That May Never Be.” We won’t steal their news, but here’s the opening:

“We’ve heard from a source that a settlement has been reached in the civil trial between Kathy Wone & family, and defendants Joe Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward. We’re trying to confirm this with the case principals.”

The case was scheduled to begin in October in D.C.

Robert Wone was murdered on August 2, 2006, in a row house at 1509 Swann Street NW. No one has ever been charged in Wone’s murder. However, Price, Zaborsky and Ward were tried for obstruction of justice and evidence tampering in the case. They opted for a bench trial and the judge came back with a not guilty verdict last June.


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