Prosecutors on Monday begin to present their case against three alleged conspirators charged with obstruction of justice and tampering with evidence in connection to the horrific, hugely publicized 2006 murder of Washington lawyer Robert Wone. (For a quick primer on the case, read WaPo‘s trial preview here.)

City Desk’s own Rend Smith will be filing regular updates on the proceedings. He sets the scene early via text message:

Big crowd so they may have to stick reporters in jury box….