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    DC - Robert Wone, 32, Washington, 2 Aug 2006

    I saw this one over at CTV and it seemed like a good one for us!
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...l?nav=hcmodule

    http://www.modelminority.com/article1086.html

    Robert Wone, apparently straight, married lawyer in his 20s in D.C.
    Worked late one night, and, as pre-planned, crashed at old college friend's townhouse instead of commuting to the 'burbs.
    Friend is gay, and a prominent activist. Lives with his lover, a third man, and a woman, who occupies the basement apartment.
    11:30PM friend calls police--said he heard labored breathing, and came down to find Wone stabbed in the guest room "by an intruder."
    Police say Wone was dead for at least an hour, and discover that body had been moved, and area beneath it had been cleaned.
    They predict a speedy arrest...but nearly a year later, the tenants lawyered up, refused to cooperate, and no one has been arrested.

    Discuss!

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    One more thing; months later, the townhouse was broken into, and $7000 worth of electronics were stolen.
    Police arrested a man who said he got the key from Price's brother (Price is Wone's college friend who lived in the house).
    The article says that the burglar lives with another prominent gay-rights activist.
    http://karmicdragonfly.livejournal.c...a/rss?tag=wone

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    This has 'cover-up' written all over it, IMO.
    "Opinion is the medium between knowledge and ignorance."~ Plato
    ~The above reflects only my opinion...

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    I really wish some of you would get interested in this case. It's amazing what happened to Robert. The report below basically reads like he was given a paralytic drug, raped and killed by his rich, powerful male "friends." He seems to be innocent of any wrongdoing. Not that it's OK to kill him if he was doing wrong, but this is way more tragic in my mind. These guys have only been arrested for tampering with evidence. Most of them are powerful lawyers, Robert was a lawyer too. It's very interesting to read. The scream heard by a resident makes the timeline VERY tight. It seems like he arrived by 10:30pm and was dead before midnight, with a delay in the police being called. These guys have moved on with their lives and even have a defense fund that people are contributing to. I hope there is justice for Robert. I think because Robert was an adult, asian and gay men are involved this case is flying under the radar for most.

    http://media.myfoxdc.com/Documents/S...ntRedacted.pdf

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    What would be the motive for murdering Robert? I noticed that the friend said he heard labored breathing and found Robert yet the ME obviously said that Robert had been dead for a hour when the friend found him so how did the friend hear labored breathing? I hope that LE can somehow figure this all out and someone is arrested. This sounds like a "thrill kill" murder to me as there is no reason this man should have been murdered. The whole thing is strange.

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    I was thinking that maybe they wanted sex and/or sperm from him, drugged him and he woke up and they panicked knowing he would remember and killed him? Or maybe they couldn't wake him, and then decided to stab him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobbisangel View Post
    This sounds like a "thrill kill" murder to me as there is no reason this man should have been murdered. The whole thing is strange.

    what is a "thrill kill"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by weedemout View Post
    what is a "thrill kill"?
    killing simply for the "thrill" of it.
    ~~Childhood Cancer is a Crime~~

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    holy ***** - I am definitely interested in this! I didn't even know about this. I lived about TWO BLOCKS from 15th and Swann for 4 years - I moved to NYC in November 2007, so I never even heard about this! Two blocks away...so weird. ...any updates?
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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    Three stab wounds in the probably drugged victim, 3 defendants..hummm
    The wife is suing the 3 men for 20 million dollars.
    They might have more charges filed against them and have a Jan 2009 court date. None of the charges are murder though. This article has a picture of Robert, he looks like a nice man.
    http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/N...Y&pageId=3.2.1


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    What a bizarre murder. Some things were blacked out on the document, but it does state that the victim was sexually assaulted and incapacitated. I didn't understand why they didn't save blood or something they could have tested later for evidence of what was used in the injections. That seemed like a lot of injections and reminded me of acupuncture. I don't know what to think of this, but I'm suspecting that Price and Zbyorski (sp?) might really have been trying to get Ward out of the relationship and he went crazy. Either that, or Zyborski came home from a business trip and caught his roommates together, went into a jealous rage, and the victim got caught up in it. If the victim was straight and a longtime friend though, I don't see why Price would want to harm him or even cover up for the other two men at all. Also, maybe the victim was slipped a mickey in all the water they drank before going to bed. Ward may be a psychopath and is threatening the other two men for some reason. The document doesn't say what room they think the murder happened.

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    It says Robert's semen was found in his own anus. What can be made of that? Sorry to be so graphic. It just seems weird to me. Especially since they cleaned everything else up. Oh and here is a non-blacked out version of the affidavit.

    http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/files/ward_affidavit

    Also here are pictures of them.
    http://www.usatoday.com/life/gallery...lies/flash.htm

    http://www.myfoxdc.com/myfox/pages/H...Y&pageId=1.1.1

    ward looks loony.

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    and also - Wone's semen was found all over his own body. um, how does that happen exactly?

    this crime makes no sense whatsoever. it sounds like Wone just got caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. although I wonder if Price's invitation to stay the night was part of the plan to lure him over there.

    any idea what cases Wone was working on as a lawyer? did any of them involve Price or the other 2 defendants in some way? could that be another possible motive?
    Some people do crossword puzzles or Soduko in their spare time...I look at skeletal reconstructions and work on UID puzzles. I swear I'm not this morbid in person!

    Help Fred Murray find his daughter and bring her home. He should not be walking those woods alone!
    What Happened to Maura Murray? http://www.mauramurraymissing.com

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    This is really a strange case. I hope LE can unravel this whole thing and find out the truth of what happened. Someone need to pay the price for this horrific murder.

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    I think all the needle marks were from non-medical suspects trying to hit a vein. Mr. Wone had obviously retired for the night as he had his mouth guard in, to prevent grinding his teeth during sleep. I do think it was a planned sexual assault using injectable drugs to incapacitate the victim.

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