Lora DiMaggio- James Lee DiMaggio’s sister


We know Lora Robinson, is the sister of the man who kidnapped 16-year-old Hannah Anderson and burned alive her mother and 8-year-old brother. But contrary to most opinons she defends her brother and may have known something was seriously wrong the day her James Lee DiMaggio, committed the crimes.

Robinson who believes her brother was not capable of hurting anyone, once made a pact not to follow in their father’s footsteps. Her father James Everet DiMaggio was arrested in 1988 after breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend wearing a ski mask and carrying a shotgun and handcuffs. The ex-girlfriend wasn’t home, but he held her 16-year-old daughter and her boyfriend and gunpoint. The girl managed to escape after asking to use the bathroom. He died of a “drug-induced” suicide on August 10, 1998, exactly 15 years before his son DiMaggio’s own death after an exchange of gunfire with police.

She said about her deceased brother

“Jim was the kindest, sweetest soul that you could ever imagine meeting, he lit up your life, he always knew what to say to make you laugh, he was my best friend, he was a person that you could depend on,”

She even warned James about watching out for the teen saying she looked like “trouble” The deeply affected Lora uploaded this picture of her and her brother on August 6th.

lori dimaggio facebook
Lora DiMaggio Robinson attended the University of California from 2001-2003, she has a certificate in Human Resources Management, Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General. She has experience in account management, ADP payroll, employee benefits, deferred compensation, college recruiting, data analysis, employment law, employee engagement, vendor management,  and analytics.

In 2000 she worked as a Benefits Administrator for BAE Systems for three years; in 2004 she worked for the next two years also as a Benefits Administrator for the Cheesecake Factory in the restaurants industry. In 2006 she was an executive assistant in human resources for Milestones Ranch Malibu working there from 2006 – 2009. Then in 2011 she became the Benefits administrator for Guitar Center and currently works for ValueClick, Inc. as a Benefits analyst. According to her LinkedIn she lives in Westlake Village, California.

Lora told CNN’s Piers Morgan on Tuesday she believes her brother was trying to protect 16-year-old Hannah Anderson before he was gunned down by FBI agents in the Idaho wilderness.

What are your thought on Lora’s claims? Does she have a point knowing her brother? Or is just the pain of loosing him talking?

You can find her as Lori DiMaggio on Facebook here.