Red Collar Criminal

Did Oregon attorney Lori Deveny kill her husband?

“There’s blood on me…”

Robert Deveny, November 2017

Lori told me that she and Robert have separate bedrooms due to his CPAP machine, but share the adjoining bathroom. Lori told me that around 0630 this morning, Robert came into her room and asked her to come to his room. Lori told me that Robert was very sweet and gentle with her, and that they ended up making love, though Lori told me it is complicated due to his [erectile disfunction]. Lori told me that after making love, Robert was lying on his back and she was lying next to him on her right side with her head on his left shoulder and her hand on his chest. Lori told me Robert told her that he loved her and then said that he was sorry. Lori told me that she briefly lifted her head up off of his should to look at him and that is when he shot himself.

Too much information

Photos from Robert Deveny’s last safari in South Africa

‘Red collar criminals’

[T]he link to each fraud detection was crucial in establishing a motive for murder when the prosecution had weak direct evidence, but supportive circumstantial evidence of guilt. Establishing fraud detection as a motive is es­pecially important when the psychopath will at­tempt to use his or her lack of violent criminal­ity as an advantage when the case against him or her may be entirely circumstantial.

A motive for murder: The estate case of Kathryn Kennedy

Too little, too late

Lori Deveny and Jaques Senekal in Minnesota

I am no psychotherapist, nor have I spoken with Deveny, but Deveny displays many of the traits of a “psychopath.” The [Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders] would generally describe a person with this condition as having “ … interpersonal traits include(ing) glibness, superficial charm, grandiosity, pathological lying and manipulation of others. The affective traits include a lack of remorse and/or guilt, shallow affect, lack of empathy and failure to accept responsibility.” I have reviews dozens of emails and letters between [the victims] and Deveny, it seems Deveny was all of that and more.