Hey, y’all. I have a solid doc recommendation for you today. Peacock’s captivating two-part documentary, Who Killed Robert Wone?, masterfully weaves together a compelling mystery by exploring the contrasting narratives put forth by defense lawyers and prosecutors, while also examining the role of the media and bloggers in magnifying the story. This engaging series offers an intriguing comparison between the legal standards of evidence and the psychological mystery angles fueled by the media and amateur detectives.
A lengthy investigation into the 2006 murder of attorney Robert Wone reveals twists and turns that leave police with more questions than answers.Peacock
Here’s the gist of what we know about the tragic passing of Robert Wone: Robert chose to spend the night at the house of his buddies Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky, and Dylan Ward who found Robert dead in a guest bedroom with multiple stab wounds. And that’s about where the hard facts end and the wild speculation begins.
The three residents were eventually charged with obstruction of justice and conspiracy, as investigators believed they tampered with evidence and hindered the investigation. However, no one has ever been convicted for Wone’s murder, and the case remains unsolved.
This series by Jane Smith does a great job of diving deep into the whole thing, looking at the evidence, court stuff, and all the different theories that have come up over time. It’s got interviews with important people in the case, like family, friends, cops, and legal pros, which gives us some interesting insights into the ongoing puzzle.
One thing that really stands out in “Who Killed Robert Wone?” is how it looks at the relationships between Wone and the three guys who lived in the townhouse where he died. The doc shines a light on how they lived together and makes you wonder if they had anything to do with the crime. It also checks out possible reasons for the murder, from a robbery gone bad to something more planned and twisted.
While I’m on the subject of the relationship of the men in the townhouse that night, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the apparent homophobia that is at play in this case. The three men residing in the townhouse where Wone was found, all of whom were questioned in relation to the murder, were involved in a polyamorous relationship, and the documentary highlights how their unconventional lifestyle was used against them, both in the media and in the courtroom.
This sensationalized focus on their sexual orientation and personal lives ultimately detracted from the pursuit of justice for Robert Wone. Maybe one of these men killed Robert, but the narrative that it was because of their lifestyle is frankly offensive.
The documentary does a remarkable job of humanizing Robert Wone, ensuring that viewers never forget the life that was tragically cut short. Through interviews with friends, family, and former colleagues, the series paints a vivid portrait of Wone as a hardworking, kind-hearted individual whose life was brimming with potential.
If I’m going to criticize the series at all, it is because there isn’t a satisfying ending, but I can hardly blame the filmmakers for the case remaining unsolved. They don’t exactly answer the question in the title of the documentary.
Definitely give this one a watch. The questions will be swirling around your brain for years to come.
- I love the back and forth of the interviews of the prosecutor and defense attorney. The shade is real.
- It’s my opinion that if any of the three men were involved, it was likely Dylan Ward just based on the fact that his bedroom was on the same floor as Robert’s and the killer would have to pass Dylan’s room to reach Robert.
- Poor Cathy, Robert’s wife. My heart breaks everytime I see her in this.
- If you want to learn more about this case, I recommend checking out Nosey B*tches podcast’s two-part coverage of it: Part 1, Part 2.