Men ask for separate trials in Wone killing
The three men charged with conspiracy in the 2006 slaying of Washington attorney Robert Wone have petitioned a D.C. Superior Court judge for separate trials.
In a filing Friday, the men, Joseph Price, Dylan M. Ward and Victory J. Zaborsky, each petitioned Judge Lynn Leibovitz to have their cases heard separately. A hearing has been scheduled March 12.
The men were charged with covering up the Aug. 2, 2006, killing of Wone, who had stayed overnight at the men’s house in the 1500 block of Swann Street NW in Dupont Circle. Prosecutors said Wone was drugged, raped and fatally stabbed during the evening. The men said an unknown intruder broke into their home and attacked Wone. No one has been charged in the slaying.
In the filings by their attorneys, the men said they wanted separate trials because police interrogated each man separately and, as a result, they said they have the right to be tried separately.
In a filing last month, prosecutors said they were looking at the relationship between Price and his brother, Michael, who had keys to the house and who had been charged with burglary of the house just two months after Wone’s killing.
— Keith L. Alexander
Washington Post Editors
March 1, 2010; 4:52 PM ET
Categories: Homicide , Keith L. Alexander , Sex Crimes , The District , Unsolved , Updates
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