Polyamory in the News!
. . . by Alan M.

June 7, 2009

Murder in DC; Poly gay triad suspected

Washington Post online

Heads up; here's a really ugly case of "polyamory in the news" that bodes to get more attention in the coming year. The online edition of the Washington Post presents a very long, thorough story on the impossibly strange killing of a young lawyer named Robert Wone, in the Dupont Circle home of three well-to-do, well-connected gay professionals living as an MMM family.

"We need an ambulance," Victor Zaborsky blurted, his delicate voice pitched so high that the operator mistook him for a woman.... "We had someone . . . in our house, evidently," Zaborsky said, gasping, "and they stabbed somebody."

...So began a real-life parlor mystery — an unsolved killing and alleged coverup in the guest room of an elegant home in the heart of Washington's gay community, with a trio of seemingly unlikely suspects: a self-described "polyamorous family" of three men. The bizarre murder that evening of a young Ivy League lawyer named Robert Wone, still grist for gossip and conjecture on the city's gay blogosphere, has vexed police and prosecutors since the 911 call just before midnight Aug. 2, 2006....

..."These three males describe themselves as a family, using the term 'poly-amorous' to describe their relationship," a detective wrote in an affidavit....

The Post didn't print the article in its paper edition, but it did tease it there:

The housemates he was visiting — three professional, highly educated men, a self-described “polyamorous family” — immediately fall under suspicion. But how could they have done it? And why would they?

A trial isn't scheduled to start until May 2010. The lawyer for the victim's wife was Eric Holder before President Obama named him attorney general.

Part 1 (5 pages)
Part 2 (5 pages)
Q&A with the reporter

Warning: Don't start reading this 8,100-word article unless you have nothing to do for a long time. It's a complex gripper.


Blogger Jeff said...


June 09, 2009 11:32 PM  
Anonymous Alex said...

SO gnarly, how brutal. ;(
Very sad to hear of senseless death.

June 16, 2009 4:12 PM  

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