Case 188

Robert Wone

On August 2 2006, 32-year-old lawyer Robert Wone knocked off after a long day at his office in Washington DC. To save making the journey home so late at night, he arranged to stay at a friend’s house.  He arrived at 10:30 pm and was warmly welcomed inside. 

Barely 90 minutes later, Robert was found stabbed to death on a fold-out sofa bed. The three occupants of the house – Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky, and Dylan Ward – blamed an unknown intruder. However, the crime scene told a different story.



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Who Murdered Robert Wone? 

John Hopkins Medicine



The Robert Wone stabbing: anatomy of a murder case – The Washington Post

The Robert Wone killing remains a “head-scratcher” – The Washington Post

Three years and still asking: Who killed Robert Wone? – The Washington Post

Tribe family remembers Robert Wone – William and Mary University News

The Robert Wone BlackBerry mystery continues – The Blog of Legal Times

Conspiracy trial in Robert Wone killing set to start – The Washington Post

D.C. judge acquits 3 in probe of unsolved killing – Associated Press

Judge rules not guilty in Wone case – The Washington Post

Robert Wone’s widow settles civil suit in husband’s killing – The Washington Post

Looking straight at gay parents – USA Today

Wone case defendants: Where are they now? – Washington Blade

Killer targeted lawyer, Police say – The Washington Post

Year later, lawyer’s slaying still shrouded in mystery – The Washington Post



Victor Zaborsky call to 911 

Robert Wone murder conference



Affidavit in support of an arrest warrant – Dylan Ward

Statement of Officer Diane Durham 

Defendant Dylan M. Ward’s motion for pretrial release

Judge Lynn Leibovitz verdict – final order

Statement regarding settlement of Wone wrongful death lawsuit

Government’s Notice of Uncharged Conduct 1





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