THANK YOU, Juno! Finally, someone with some gracious wisdom.I must comment that I am close to the Roe Family and know for a fact that Lori ingratiated herself into the Roe family by becoming Mrs. Roe's best friend and confidant and their children's "second mother" all awhile having an affair with her husband. All I ever heard from Mrs. Roe is nothing but wonderful things about Lori.(Church going person that just loved her children...etc.) Their entire family was devastated by her death. It is also my understanding that this wasn't Lori's first affair that she had many. If a person suspects that her husband wanted to kill her why would she stoke the fire by having affairs? All parties are guilty in one way or another. Unfortunately, Lori paid the ultimate price. I'm very sorry for that and I am happy Mr. DeKleine was convicted. May peace be with all of the family involved.
Nothing is ever as it appears, is it? To those who are ready to condemn someone without really knowing what happened: It was my impression Ken DeKleine was the one on trial for a horrible crime; but it seems some are conducting their own hysterical trial of John Roe. Well, at least Ken had the pleasure (yes, he enjoyed it!) of having a trial.
The Roe family has suffered, too (btw, its 2 boys, 1 girl), and YES, John Roe made mistakes (and has said so), but unless you know exactly what he did, hold off on the stoning and lynching.(BTW, Roe closed Lori's case as a client before all this erupted!)
If Lori was alive and could visit this blog, she would be horrified at the viciousness. Her first concern would be for her children, and heaven hope they never read all the
misinformed fomenting, and then it would be for the whole Roe family, for whom she cared deeply.(Barb was there for Lori, Patti). None of us has earned the right to "convict" anyone or incite still more violence(for the sake of revenge!) by calling up state agencies, unless we really know the whole story and are qualified to throw the first stone of judgement.
So, Juno, thank you for the reality check. Hopefully others will go back and reread Junos level assessment on how Lori desperately maneuvered a way to be with those she trusted to keep her safe. Perhaps we can consider stilling the gossip, because John Roe will not be practicing again--he has not practiced since early February when the state suspended his license for 6 months and one day. Because of Ken's illegal surveillance of John (in addition to planting bugging devices in Loris house and in her backpack, stalking her friends, striking up conversations with strangers to fabricate Loris instability, and breaking 3 PPOs -all which the police ignored and the prosecutor steered clear of), Ken was able to bring his distortions and charges to the state board long before he killed Lori. He conjured up all kinds of things and the state, rightfully, censored John (he admitted a dual relationship), yet unquestionably believed the husband a fine police officer.(Hmm, has the lynching list grown? Has the blame game become contagious? Ken will enjoy that.)
If you must, you can call the newspapers, gather together John Roes weak,victimized, former clients, and carry accusing signs past his long-time EMPTY office. He has no intention of going through hell to get his license back, just so he can continue victimizing" clients who come (willingly) to his office, most of them referred by other grateful clients. And that is a shame, because many would gladly tell you, that through skillful therapy he helped them not be victims, but rather to find and use their strength, which is what Lori learned, empowering her, on January 10, 2008, to fight so hard she left ample evidence of her stability and the identity of her killer!