http://crime.about.com/od/current/a/darlieroutier.htmDarlie Routier is on death row in Texas, convicted of the murder of one of her two sons, who were killed in the early morning of June 6, 1996. The media coverage of the investigation into the murders of Devon and Damon Routier depicted the crime as another heartless mother whose children were getting in the way of her lifestyle, so she killed them.
That is also how the news media, books such as Precious Angels by Barbara Davis, and the prosecutors at her trial portrayed Darlie Routier. Most found it believable in the aftermath of the Susan Smith case two years earlier.
Since her conviction, Darlie and her family have learned a lot more about the legal system. They have presented a far different picture than was originally shown by the press. Even Barbara Davis changed her mind about the case and added a chapter to her book disputing the prosecutor's case.
Read both sides and decide for yourself if this young woman is the she-devil portrayed by the prosecutors and press, or a woman naive of the inner workings of the legal system.
I do not think that Darlie did this crime at all. For one, she had her throat slit, she almost died. This was not a self inflicted wound. She had EXTENSIVE bruising on her inner arms that had to be the result of a beating. http://www.fordarlieroutier.org/Evidence/Wounds.html
There was a mystery fingerprint that was on the glass coffee table that matched no one. Not Darlie or any others in the family, not the paramedics, not the cops. No one. Their was a bloody sock 100s of yards away. Darlie, with the wound she had had no chance and no time to do that planting of the sock. She had no motive what so ever to murder her children. They were in debt, but the children didn't have life insurance. And she left the youngest child, Drake alive. Why?
Please read the article and look at the pics. Even the lady who wrote a book on her and sat through the whole trial now believes she did not do it. The jurors, some now believe she did not do it. They didn't get to see the bruising pics of her arms, nor did they hear about the fingerprint.
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