Metro Weekly

Not guilty verdict in Wone trial

Three gay men acquitted of all charges in trial stemming from murder of attorney Robert Wone

Nearly a month and a half after the start of the trial against three gay men charged with obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence in the death of Robert Wone, D.C. Superior Court Judge Lynn Leibovitz made her ruling today, finding all three defendants not guilty of all charges.

”I find Joseph Price, Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky each not guilty of the offenses of obstruction of justice and conspiracy to obstruct justice,” Leibovitz’s order states, adding, ”I find Joseph Price not guilty of the offense of tampering with evidence.”

Leibovitz had found Ward and Zaborsky not guilty of that charge earlier in the trial.

Wone, 32, was found dead from stab wounds on Aug. 2, 2006, inside the Swann Street home of Price, his college friend. Price, a prominent local gay attorney, shared the Dupont-area townhouse with his partner Zaborsky, and Ward. All three men claim an intruder killed Wone. No one has been charged with the murder.