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House central to Wone killing for sale

The house where Washington attorney Robert Wone was stabbed to death in 2006 has been put up for sale for nearly $1.6 million.

The four-bedroom and 3.5-bath house at 1509 Swann Street NW, was listed for $1.59 million by Evers & Co. Real Estate Inc.

The house was one of the central figures in the mystery surrounding Wone's Aug. 2, 2006, slaying. The prominent attorney, who served as general counsel for Radio Free Asia, spent the night at the home owned by his college friend Joseph Price and Price's partner Victor Zaborsky. Also living at the house was Dylan Ward, Price's and Zaborsky's housemate and companion.

Last month, a D.C. Superior court judge acquitted Price, Ward and Zaborsky on charges of conspiracy and obstruction of justice in covering up Wone’s murder. No one has been arrested for Wone’s killing. Wone’s family currently has a $20 million civil suit pending against the three men.

According to the real estate listing, the five-story townhouse is located in Dupont and originally was built in 1886. It has been renovated with “top of the line amenities throughout” and also includes a city view from the roof deck and an in-law suite, otherwise known as a basement apartment.

The men have not owned the house since they were arrested and charged with obstruction in 2008. Price and Zaborsky, who purchased the house a year before Wone, 32, was killed, sold the house in 2008 for $1.47 million and bought an investment property in Miami Shores. The three men however, now live with one of Zaborsky’s relatives in McLean.

The listing was first reported by WhoMurderedRobertWone.com.

-- Keith L. Alexander and Meg Smith

By Washington Post editors  |  July 19, 2010; 3:55 PM ET
Categories:  Cold Cases , District of Columbia , Keith L. Alexander , The District  
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It would creep me out to live in a house where someone was murdered. The real estate agent doesn't have to disclose that information and surely won't (unless asked). There might be a few new Republicans moving to DC in January....maybe one of them will buy it without knowing its history.

Posted by: MJBinDC | July 19, 2010 10:37 PM | Report abuse

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