Homicide detective Robert Lewis took the stand Wednesday, as the trial of three Dupont Circle housemates accused of covering up the 2006 murder of D.C. attorney Robert Wone continued with yet more video footage of police interrogations of the suspects.
This time, the video featured defendant Victor Zaborsky, dressed casually in a t-shirt collared shirt and jeans.
Among the details Zaborsky ends up relating is that he and fellow defendants Joe Price and Dylan Ward had steaks for dinner the evening Wone, who would later arrive to “crash” on a a sofa bed, was killed. Wone was stabbed three times in the chest area.
Zaborsky also states that when Wone arrived late that evening, he was already in his room, watching television. Zaborsky says that he caught popular reality show Project Runway that night. He was eventually joined by Price and went to bed, he says. At one point in the interview, Det. Lewis stands up and crosses his arms as he listens to Zaborsky’s story.
The defendants maintain that an unknown intruder broke-in and killed their friend.
“You see why it’s kind of hard for us to believe right off the cuff,” Det. Lewis says during the interrogation.