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D.C. Deputy Medical Examiner Lois Goslinoski testified this week that while examining the body of slain attorney Robert Wone in 2006, she was struck by “the placement and orientation of his wounds.”
Wone sustained three knife wounds to the chest. The strange thing, Goslinoski explained during back-to-back days on the witness stand, is that they’re all oriented in the same direction and don’t have “drag marks” or “fish tailing” or any other marks that would indicate Wone reacted at all to the pain of being cut.
The defense maintains that Wone didn’t react to the pain because he was stabbed in his sleep. Defendants Joe Price, Dylan Ward and Victor Zaborsky, together accused of covering up Wone’s murder, assert that Wone was stabbed by an unknown intruder while he slept in their guest room.
Questioned by Judge Lynn Leibovitz today, Goslinoski was clear about the unlikelihood of the defendants’ version of events being true. Asked by Liebowitz whether it was possible, in her opinion, for the victim to have stayed unconscious and immobile through the stabbing, Goslinoski responded in the negative.
“Wone should have responded to the wounds,” she said, even if he was slumbering. Goslinoski said in order for a person not to react to the attack Wone endured, one would have to be suffering from some sort of neurological problem. Or, she said, “They could be under the influence of some substance that would not allow them to respond.” Her response would seem to support the theory that Wone was drugged by the housemates before being stabbed.