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Civil suit settled in death of Robert Wone

Wednesday - 8/3/2011, 5:30pm  ET

WASHINGTON - Three men acquitted of misleading police in the unsolved 2006 death of Washington lawyer Robert Wone have agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to settle a civil lawsuit over his death.

Lawyers for Wone's widow said in a statement Wednesday that a settlement agreement had been reached but did not disclose the terms because of confidentiality requirements. Lawyers did state that the defendants will make payments to the Robert Wone Memorial Trust.

The 32-year-old Wone was found fatally stabbed in the Dupont Circle home of Joseph Price, Victor Zaborsky and Dylan Ward. The trio, who described themselves as a family, were charged in 2008 with obstructing the investigation into Wone's death but acquitted in June 2010 after a five-week trial before a D.C. Superior Court judge.

The case gained national attention because of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the murder and the unconventional lifestyle of the three defendants.

Wone's widow said in a statement she was "very much at peace" with her decision to settle the lawsuit.

"I am now prepared to close this chapter and begin a new one, all the while honoring Robert's legacy and the people and causes that he held dear," Wone said.

The U.S. Attorney's Office and D.C. Police are still conducting an investigation into Robert Wone's death.

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