Friday, July 23, 2010
Sheila Deviney Case and The Garvin County Prosecutor Greg Mashburn
Sheila Deviney, 30, died on Jan. 6, 2004 when her trailer house, located about one mile east and one mile south of Maysville, Oklahoma, burned to the ground. She was murdered. It should be no surprise that Sheila was married to an abusive controlling man. They had a court date scheduled the next day. According to eye witnesses, her ex-husband was at the trailer, although divorced, and by law not allowed on the premises, he and another friend destroyed evidence and took items from the home.
Initially her death was ruled accidental. It was only because of her parents, Susan and David Deviney, that the ruling was changed several months later to arson and homicide after a state investigation into cloth and carpet samples near Deviney’s body showed traces of ignitable liquid.
This is a tragic case where the Prosecutors office, the medical examiner and the sheriff doing their “good old boy routine dance” covering up for a murderer. The ex-husband is a former Oklahoma college football star who is now raising the children.
Sheila Deviney, in my opinion, was killed by her former husband.
Just last week Oklahoma County District Attorney Greg Mashburn. Maybe, as the current Prosecutor, Mashburn could blow off the dust on the Shiela Deviney unsolved murder case and do his job. Now there is a concept!
Greg Mashburn took an oath when he was elected into office by the people...... it included justice.
For Shiela Deviney justice is a word that has little meaning to a family that has fought a blind and deaf criminal justice system within the State of Oklahoma.