After I finished laughing, I explained that 1) twist ties are made from wire encased in paper or plastic, which are NOT materials used to make window screens, and 2) people don't cut twist ties, they un-twist them so they can be used again. November 2017 Routiers lawyer filed for and was granted moreMORE DNA testing. Darlie Routier, a 26-year-old wife and mother, reported that a knife-wielding intruder had broken into their house, attacking her and her two young sons. Darlie has stated that she had to go to surgery to have her necklace removed that was embedded in her neck from the knife blade. On May 3, 1996, Darlie wrote to her three sons in her diary stating that she hoped one day they will forgive her for what she was about to do. It was found closed and in place when police investigators inspected it. The following article falls under the Copyright Disclaimer, Section 107 of The Copyright Act of 1976. Darlie friend/neighbor Karen Neal testified for the defense that the dog barked at everyone, including family members. In order to rule out Darin Routier as a suspect, Pardo talked him into taking a polygraph examination. I hope your sister finds it useful as well. It really doesnt pay to put on a documentary 25 years later to show someones guilty, Shook said. Take her superficial injuries, injury locations, and her continuance superficial upkeep in prison for instance. By far, it's the best, most comprehensive breakdown of the case I've ever read. TWO innocent lives lost in a bloody bath people! That FBI guy is working on it. When police arrived, Darlie showed them where she had placed it on the counter top. She obviously loved them and cared for them up to a point where some unexplained psychological breakdown occurred and she snapped. Besides being well written, it was factual. Judge Tolle using his gavel had to call the court back to order. Koschak testified that after assessing Devon and noticing that he was obviously dead, he went over to Darlie in the kitchen to look at her neck. Most people in this group cannot put up a good argument because they just don't know enough about the case. Darlie Routier: I got a couple of towels wet, I went to Damon first. To quote the words of Abraham Lincoln: "If you can't debate the issues, demonize the opposition. I believe Darin either knocked Darlie out with some kind of chemical, stabbed the two children first (again, only something an inexperienced killer would do - a real killer would kill the mom first. There was some trace blood found on a sign leaning on a box just inside the garage but it was ruled out as to being connected to the crime scene. ", Some Darlie supporters have tried to blame the Rowlett 911 dispatcher (Doris Trammell) for Damon's death due to not giving Darlie first aide instructions over the phone. And more directly, why are you making general comments about the case RATHER THAN making a comment about the article? Did they have friends or family that were Satanists. Stamford, at the end of the episode, said that he never was explained the evidence that way. Tonight we share a cig between our homes with our babies safe inside. I cannot discuss issues of this case with you in a calm rational fashion without you lashing back with personal insults, inappropriate language, and posting false accusations on other blogs and YouTube sites. This is the one piece of physical evidence that convicted her if nothing else did. She suffered the trauma of having been awakened by an intruder who slit her . The bitch sad "they", said "he" the bitch didnt say "my husband"! There was a lot of information they felt the public didn't get to hear and evidence that could prove an innocent woman is sitting on death row for a crime she did not commit. Photo of the Routier's Pomeranian "Domain" at a neighbor's house across the street. She's committed to that claim at this point, she's on death row; the very moment she admitted guilt her appeals process would come to a grinding halt and a date for execution would be scheduled immediately. Shocked by your desire to defend a rightfully convicted BABY KILLER. The striking feature of these two particular stains is that they weren't simple drops. (What possible reason would the medics have for lying?). DA Toby Shook instructing the courtroom bailiff to be sure to show the photo of her large underarm (Right arm) bruise to every single juror. This is a portion of the trial in which Davis questions Dr. Parchman: DAVIS: Can you give us an estimate of how long this child might have lived if, say, stab wound 1 had been inflicted and then the other three were inflicted sometime later on? There was blood all over the carpet around the boys and all over the kitchen floor. It was on the ground and laid out flat in a conspicuous manner, almost as if the person that placed it there wanted it to be found. Omg did you waste a lot of time. Darin passed this version of her story on to Child Protective Services worker, Jamie Johnson, when she interviewed him. A broken wine glass lay on the ground, and there was a torn window screen in the garage. I know this. It was June 6, 1996, and the call was made at 2:31 a.m., with the police arriving merely three minutes later. SClemmons- "It is all in how you tell your story.just tell the story right". Darlie Kee, Darlie's mother has stated in later years that the serrated knife couldn't have possibly cut the screen due to its rounded tip. Other version. If Darlie's "timeline of events" was accurate according to her 911 call and what she first told police, that light would have still been on when officers Waddle and Walling arrived on the scene in 3 minutes and 4 minutes after the 911 call. Three days later, she was sentenced to death by lethal injection. wow he should have made some marks on the floor too unless he was kept upstairs behind closed doors.9)what mother would not to be around her infant son? In an interview with Darlie's current attorney, Stephen Cooper, he was asked what he thought about the Darlie supporters that contact his office with supposed "new theories." Those darling, precious boys:( Peace, Paula. Of course not, no trial is or ever will be. Then the other group with fewer members, consists of the fanatical supporters. The people who believe Darlie Routier was wrongfully found guilty, also known as: "The Darlie Supporters," try their best to fit the evidence to their preconceived conclusion of innocence. The faulty gate in the back yard. Nothing beats the Darlie-was-drugged theory for me. I can tell you without a doubt Darin Routier is almost certainly the killer in this scenario. To a reasonable degree of scientific certainty (Assuming no identical twin) Darlie Routier is the source of the DNA from 10-2589-502. We shake our heads in sadness over even wondering what the motive could be. He said there has been just a tiding-up of the evidence. He fled as soon as she tried to approach him and dropped the knife in the process. About every five years theres another new unexplained claim that comes from the family, but they never ever produce any evidence that undermines that jurys verdict in the case., Greg Davis, Lead prosecutor, Darlie Routier murder trial. 93). When it comes down to discussing the evidence and facts of the case, they can't keep up and the discussion on their end and it usually turns to anger. Suzie from Carson City on August 30, 2018: SClemmonsWhew! Darlie Kee and Darin appeared in the June, 2018 ABC documentary: The Last Defense. A Tragedy of Errors. Darlie Routier is sitting on death row for killing her two young boys, although she has only been officially charged with one of their murders. Police officers Wade and Ferrie testified in court that were posted at the front door and were ordered not to let anyone in the house during the investigation. This said less than a week after the brutal murders. This net worth is surprising for a criminal who has been sentenced to death by lethal injection. At the sentencing phase of the trial Darlie Routier was sentenced to death by lethal injection. You never even read the article most likely. Darlie's lead defense attorney, Doug Mulder, has even stated that they did receive the entire video, and for reasons unknown decided not to present it to the jury or object to the memorial service segment not being shown to the jury by the prosecution. ABC's crew filmed outside the former Routier house in Rowlett. Darlie Routier told a detailed story about a man that broke into her home and stabbed her sons to death. I've been looking at her other Hubs, that is the most ridiculous bunch of made up BS I've ever read, I mean she's really outdone herself and she's getting worse. Please don't think I'm doing this with bad intentions. Darlie later added, Im at peace with myself I did not murder my children, I did not attack myself. This was confirmed by Darlie's attorney, Stephan Cooper. Hi yall! I have noticed that in some murders of children, the mother was on medication for depression. In June 1996, Darlie Routier made a 911 call to report an intruder attacked her two sons, Damon, age 5, and Devon, age 6. None of these were connected to the murders. Enough with the Silicone-Shaming ("Invisible Intruder," Forensic Files, and "Darlie Routier," The Last Defense) An ABC series called The Last Defense is reviving interest in the 1996 murders of Devon and Damon Routier and the character assassination prosecutors used to put their mother on death row.. Darlie Lynn Peck Routier. You guys be safe! Judging by the preview, they are going just for ratings and sensationalism, incorrect facts already in the preview. Dr. Janice Townsend-Parchman testified that Darlie Routier's superficial neck wound could have been self-inflicted and possibly does show hesitation. No blood found on the floor, only the outside of the door facing the kitchen and the washing machine on it's left side as you face it. Thank you for taking the time to present this thorough examination of the case. The gate in the back yard had hinge problems. The killer focused on their chests, he emphasized, almost as if going for their heart. What also came to mind is that Darlie's behavior during and after the murders was the affect of her adrenaline rush. friends did the deed. 6)not sure if blood on kitchen flood is only darlins. Wow, you should write crime books. Prosecutor Davis: Shes not over here with Damon? Image via Wikipedia. Neighbors had begun to gather outside of the crime scene tape. The only footprints found were Darlie's bare footprints and a partial boot-print found to be consistent with Sergeant Walling's boots from where he first checked the garage. Darlie in hospital Five minutes later, police arrived at Darlie's home in Rowlett, a suburb of Dallas. Why only bruises? Despite what most Darlie supporters claim, Darin Routier was initially the prime suspect until the physical evidence pointed directly to Darlie. Most of the Darlie Supporters have trouble convincing themselves or anyone else that an intruder actually entered the house; they cannot support that argument with absolutely no evidence found to suggest that anyone came in the house or exited the house. Hi, I enjoyed your article very much. Darlie Routier fell asleep on the couch with her two oldest sons, 6-year-old Devon and 5-year-old Damon, sleeping on the floor nearby. A short time later Officer Walling opened the front door and told paramedics Kolbye and Koschak to come in and advised they were going to need additional medical help. But that assumes that Damon was stabbed four times at the same time. So you got the towels? He said, "Lawyers, the professionals, don't go to their clients and say they have the key to the jail unless they can deliver it." When you have nothing else, you go to character assassination. Greg Davis: Where was Darlie when you came into the room? In Darlie's written statement to police, 2 days after the murders, she never mentions anything about Damon saying "Mommy, mommy, mommy," she states the she woke up to Damon pushing on her shoulder and crying. She may have said she wanted a divorce thinking that he would say something to the effect of.."No Darlie, please..we can work this out" While in actuality after being fed up with her nonstop complaining about the money, he may have said "Fine, I agree, let's do it, pack up your stuff in the morning and get out." Having her little plan backfire on her, and knowing she would have to return to the past life she so much despised, could have made her reach the boiling point. Lt. Jack told Cron that he had the same gut feeling after he heard Darlie's account of what happened and compared it to the scene. She also testified to this while on the witness stand during the trial. We probably will never know about Darin's involvement, either. Many Darlie supporters claim that the 911 call proves her innocence when in fact it actually puts her behind the 8 ball. Although closely followed in the State of Texas, the trial didn't have the same level of nation-wide fascination as the OJ Simpson, Casey Anthony, and Jodi Arias trials did. Can you give us a ballpark figure of an outside time period there? Allison testified that on numerous occasions when she would visit her friend Renee at the Routier home with Darlie there, Darlie would purchase cigarettes for Allison, allowed her to drink Zima coolers, which were drinks containing alcohol, and even allowed her to smoke marijuana in the house. In reference to you make it sound like everyone who looks at crime cases only know how to watch YouTube videos, that comes from a consensus of 3 years of comments on this HubPage from readers who support Darlie Routier and by their own admission, both refer to and quote information they retrieved from YouTube videos theyve watched. Fair use is permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. Darin Routier's business that he started. She always says "All I want are people to see I'm innocent." Obviously not very familiar with the case, many of Darlie's supporters raise question as to why the police and the prosecution didn't investigate him from the beginning. She said she opened her eyes and a man was swinging a knife straight down at her throat. The neighbor's wife volunteered to remain at the house and stay with baby Drake. Happy New Year! I'm by no means defending anyone here, but I do know its difficult to discuss a murder case involving children without emotions coming into play. Darlie Supporters just love to say that the blood droplets on the nightshirt aren't proof of anything because the shirt was stuffed in a paper bag (which it wasn't) with other items of clothing. Assistant District Attorney Greg Davis said in court papers that investigators also found head hairs matching Darin on the murder weapon. What I appreciate most is that you have reported in a fair & factual manner, pretty much avoiding too much personal "opinion." Darlie supporters contend she couldn't have possibly self-inflicted her wounds. The Judge told him, well take satan with you to jail. Devon's covered up body with what appears to be a towel next to it. Of course she does, she has to. Then while in jail awaiting trial over the course of Nov. 1, 2, and 3, 1996, she wrote a series of letters to family and friends. SClemmons (author) from the Carolina Coast on October 12, 2018: Thank you Paula for your comments and your gracious insight. even though most of the things that she just couldn't remember were things she had already told other people. She said that when she woke up, the person was standing over her, and that she was laying on the couch, and that she began struggling with him. This blood was identified as belonging to Devon. She told the dispatcher "I was fighting" but in court she tried to say her words were "I was frightening," which obviously makes no sense at all. Recent photo of now 51 year old Darlie Routier on death row. Eileen Shirmer, a neighbor of Darlie's that took her child to Devons fifth birthday party, testified in court that Darlie became enraged over getting water on her from the kids playing with their squirt guns. There is no random stranger. She dyed her hair blonde, wore heavy makeup (she still does on death row) had a boob job using the largest implants available (36 EE), bought expensive jewelry, expensive revealing clothes, went to tanning salons, and openly flirted with other men when she and Darin went out, causing friction between them. SClemmons (author) from the Carolina Coast on August 28, 2018: I can't help you make that decision, that's entirely up to you. Ambulance that took Damon Routier to the hospital, Rowlett police officer Steve Wade stands guard at the front door of the Routier home as the crime scene is being processed in the early morning hours of the murders. There's been a lot of controversy that I didn't do that, but I did do that. (He had scooted himself from the couch to the wall) She stabs Damon a second time depositing her own blood next to him as was discovered, places the knife on the kitchen island, then screams for Darin and calls 911. I dont think hed sleep in jeans and if you hear panic (especially if it involves your family) in your home you wont take time to dress at least I dont think you would instinct would be to run help. 14) the screen falls open as though it was cut from the inside. Darlie has always maintained her innocence. These stains too were suggestive of cast-off. Darin will have to tell you about him it's a long story, I know it's him. Nothing. I know he did it." Some Darlie supporters claim that Darin (or someone else) drugged Darlie the night of the murders. And of course, as mentioned earlier in this article, the supporters realize this and simply say, "Easy answer, the evidence investigators manipulated the crime scene to make it look like Darlie was the killer." In another word, anybody who has half a brain knows. There's a large group of amateur armchair detectives that sit at home in front of their computer screens watching YouTube video's critiquing the techniques utilized by the evidence investigators and lab technicians at the Routier crime scene. 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