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murder in dc: this shit is crazy

washington post chronicles the extremely strange murder case of robert wone, who was killed while staying with friends in their dupont circle home. it’s a two-part series: part I, part II.

i’m spoiling the end here, but read the whole thing (especially if you like crime stories) because it’s ridiculous.

Page 12: “The evidence demonstrates that Robert Wone was restrained, incapacitated, sexually assaulted and murdered.”

Restrained . . . in a way that halted his breathing long enough to cause the petechial hemorrhages. The affidavit uses the example of an attacker “placing a pillow over” someone’s face.

Incapacitated . . . by an injection, while being restrained. To investigators, the clean wounds (which Goslinoski said had been “methodically” inflicted) indicated that Wone neither struggled nor flinched in pain during the stabbing, meaning he was unconscious or paralyzed. Questioned by detectives, Kathy Wone said her husband had no medical appointments in the days before Aug. 2 that might have accounted for the premortem needle marks on his body.

Injected with what? No lab finding so far. In court recently, Kirschner said toxicologists would soon conduct a final test, using up the one remaining milliliter of Wone’s blood. As for what they hoped to find, the prosecutor said: “It’s a little bit of a shot in the dark. . . . All of this is a little bit speculative, quite frankly.”

Sexually assaulted
. . . while incapacitated, before the stabbing.

As for the semen on and in Wone’s body being his own, Kirschner explained at a court hearing how investigators think the alleged assault occurred. “The government has now, courtesy of experts, learned a lot more about electro-ejaculation than frankly this counsel ever knew,” he said. “And there was, indeed, an electrocution unit in Mr. Ward’s bedroom that can produce electric ejaculation of a person who is under anesthetic or otherwise incapacitated.”

And murdered
. . . . after which came the alleged coverup, detailed in the affidavit and in a subsequent indictment charging the men with obstructing justice (punishable by up to 30 years in prison) and the lesser crimes of conspiracy and evidence-tampering.

The housemates, “individually and in combination,” washed the victim, cleaned the guest room and neatly remade the bed, the indictment alleges. Then they “placed the body of Robert Wone” atop the turned-down sheets and comforter.

i can’t wait to see the law and order episode based on this. what’s striking is that this murder occurred in august 2006, and they didn’t make an arrest until october 2008 (not even for murder, but rather obstruction). real life is so much more tedious than fake life.

hanna, liars, coffee, and penises

hanna made me a liar: that wasn’t my first hurricane, it was my first tropical storm, and it mostly felt like a really rainy and windy day.

onto penises. i had a guy shake his in my general direction today while i was studying for the GMAT. you’d think a coffeeshop patio at 8:30 pm would be a relatively safe place and time from sexual predators, but apparently not. the relatively well-dressed non-homeless white guy was about 30 feet away, and at first i thought he was just engaging in some indiscreet urination, but i got the point when he started staring at me while vigorously “handling” his flaccid junk in every direction except the one that would have hidden it.

and so goes the most action i’ve seen in more than a month.

no more gourmet sandwiches?

they sell plain jims, the vito, cocaine, and pitbulls. who knew.

what\'s that on your nose there?Jimmy Johns arrested on felony drug charges

Alabama Crimson Tide senior linebacker Jimmy Johns was dismissed from the football team and suspended from the University on Tuesday after being arrested on felony drug charges.

Johns was charged with five counts of distribution of cocaine and one count of possession of a controlled substance.

Police said Johns was “pretty wide open” to selling cocaine to students on and around the campus but tried to hide what he was doing from his teammates.

Undercover officers purchased cocaine from Johns five times in the last week and a half, Snyder said, and they arrested him at a gas station near his off-campus apartment where he lived alone.

Authorities who searched the apartment found about 10 grams of cocaine and ecstasy pills.

also …

Johns violated NCAA eligibility rules by putting his image on a website that advertised the sale of pit bulls.

Pictures of Johns in his Alabama uniform appeared on which violates NCAA bylaw which states that, “an individual shall not be eligible for participation in intercollegiate athletics if the individual accepts any remuneration for or permits the use of his or her name or picture to advertise, recommend or promote directly the sale or use of a commercial product or service of any kind.”

The website was unable to be accessed as of Wednesday evening.

puts mike vick to shame.

what’s with all the violent crime?

if crime is going down in large cities (ny, la), why is it rising in so many midsize cities? according to the atlantic, it’s apparently b/c of “one of the most ambitious antipoverty programs of recent decades” — shutting down the projects and dispersing poor (and black) people all over.

notes on this article:
1) this is a very uncomfortable subject that no one wants to talk about
2) there’s no real explanation in this story why the dispersal creates more crime (destabilizing effect? but maybe i didn’t read the story close enough).
3) one more reason why white people suck:

A few months ago, Harris went to a Sunday-afternoon picnic at Uptown Square, the development built on the site of the old Hurt Village project, to conduct a survey. The picnic’s theme was chili cook-off. The white people, mostly young couples, including little kids and pregnant wives, sat around on Eddie Bauer chairs with beer holders, chatting. The black people, mostly women with children, were standing awkwardly around the edges. Harris began asking some of the white people the questions on her survey: Do you lack health insurance? Have you ever not had enough money to buy medication? One said to her, “This is so sad. Does anyone ever answer ‘yes’ to these questions?”—Harris’s first clue that neighbors didn’t talk much across color lines.