The former fiancé of the ex-wife who accused her of murdering her and dumping her body in the Delaware River after a one-night stand has been awarded $1.8 million in damages.
Lorie Logue filed a wrongful death suit against the ex husband of her former fiancée, David A. Bowers, on the grounds that he failed to take adequate steps to prevent the death of his child.
Logue’s lawyer, Patrick J. Walsh, said Monday that his client is not a murderer, but that his ex-husband, who was not a victim, was “delusional” in her thinking.
He said that Logue and her husband are now trying to avoid having to face that stigma.
Bowers is also suing Logue for $50 million in wrongful death damages, but said in a statement Monday that he is not sure that he can afford that.
He declined to comment further.
In court documents, Walsh described Logue as “a paranoid schizophrenic” and said she had “suffered from psychosis for years and was unable to communicate with her loved ones.”
He said the woman was also suffering from depression and had a history of suicidal thoughts.
In a separate lawsuit, a civil lawsuit filed in Delaware state court, Bowers said that in November 2009, Logue “was diagnosed with a bipolar disorder and psychotic schizophrenia and had attempted to kill herself multiple times.”
In his lawsuit, Bower said he was in a relationship with Logue at the time, but the couple split after Logue killed her ex-boyfriend and dumped her body along the Delaware, which flows from Pennsylvania to New Jersey.
He said in the lawsuit that the former couple had “a longstanding history of marital discord” and had argued about custody of their child.
He also said he had a restraining order against Logue.
Bower said Logue was “psychotic” and “unstable” and that she had been unable to get counseling and medication.
She was taken off life support in March 2010.
Logue was last seen in the spring of 2010, according to court documents.
She had been divorced for two years, according a statement by the Delaware Department of Health and Social Services.
She was last heard from on July 20, 2010, when she was last recorded as telling a friend: “I’m on the phone with my husband and we’re having a baby.”
She did not have a driver’s license or insurance.