I’m back from Italy… hope I didn’t miss too much. Tell me about it @MichLancaster.
Another Infamous House for Sale
While Bob Woodward’s source was named Deep Throat, that was about as tawdry as it got for Woodward and his apartment (up for sale and in Wednesday’s SYMHM). Not so for the house where Robert Wone was murdered, which is up for sale again (not by the owner at the time of Wone’s murder). The list price is $1.599 million and we’ heard there’s an open house this Sunday afternoon from 1 to 4 pm. Washingtonian.com has more info on the house.
If you are a new resident not yet familiar with the tangled story, check out the comprehensive site Who Murdered Robert Wone, which is run by four editors who also live in the Borderstan area. Wone was murdered in the house at 1509 Swann Street NW on August 2, 2006. To date no one has been charged in his murder.
Sunday Concert at Church of the Holy City on 16th St.
The Church of the Holy City at 1611 16th St. NW (at Corcoran) NW is holding a Christmas concert this Sunday, Dec. 12 at 3:30 pm. Reception follows. Selections include Nutcracker favorites; flute and organ music with Gilda Kornhauser and Mila Naoumova; and The Holy Event: Integration of Old Masters paintings and music. Admission is free, but donations welcome to benefit the Tower Restoration Fund.
Who Murdered Robert Wone?
Indeed, who did murder Robert Wone? We don’t know and we may never know (although there are certainly deeply held suspicions, aren’t there?). The three defendants charged with obstruction of justice in the murder case — all were residents of the house where Wone was murdered — were cleared on June 29 by a judge in a bench trial.
Wone’s widow then filed a wrongful death suit against the three men. The editors at Who Murdered Robert Wone? have the details on latest developments in the civil suit. The case has not yet gone to trial.
Wone was murdered on the night of Aug. 6, 2009 at 1509 Swann St. NW. No one has ever been charged with his murder.
Got a Holiday Sweater Ugly Enough for TV?
Don’t know about you, but I have an aversion to sweaters with ducks, poinsettias, Christmas Trees and glitter. Any one of these is an automatic ugly sweater winner for me. TBD.com, in conjuction with News Channel 8/TBD is holding an ugly holiday sweater contest: “Enter by sending your photo to [email protected], by attaching it to our submission form, or by showing off your photo on Twitter (mention @TBD so we see it!) by noon on Dec. 17.”
The finalists will be subjected to an audience vote between Dec. 20 and Dec. 22. The winning sweater will be “worn by a TBD staffer in an on-air fashion show. It’s a whole bonus layer of embarrassment!” says TBD. In fact, the winning sweater will be worn on the air on Dec. 23 from 5 am to 9 am by TBD meteorologist Brian van de Graaff.
Arrest made in Brian Betts murder case. Two men have been arrested and one more is in custody in the slaying of Shaw Middle School Principal Brian Betts. In addition, the mother of one of the suspects has been arrested for using Betts’ credit cards after his death. Betts was found murdered in his Silver Spring home on April 15. The Washington Post has details.
Colbert King column on Candidate Clark Ray. Washington Post columnist Colbert King has a column on DC Council candidate Clark Ray: “Ray’s an energetic action figure, not a ditherer; a welcome change. But on the issues? Face-to-face debates with the incumbent will tell.” Ray is running for an At-Large Council seat in the September 14 Democratic Primary against incumbent Phil Mendelson.
The Who Murdered Robert Wone? blog is providing live updates at 1 p.m. from the case hearing at the courthouse. Go to
In case you somehow missed it… new developments last week in the 2006 murder of Robert Wone on the 1500-block of Swann Street NW:
- “3 Indicted In Alleged Coverup of D.C. Killing” (The Washington Post, November 21)
- “Bail request dropped for men charged in Wone murder; Price, Zaborsky plead not guilty to obstruction of justice” (Washington Blade, November 21)