Darin Routier's two sons were stabbed to death in their home in the Middle of the night while sleeping near their mother, Darlie Routier. Darlie was also seriously injured in the attack, suffering a seven-inch wound to her throat. according to Darin, significant Evidence of intruders was largely ignored by the police and prosecutors, and Darlie was convicted for the murder of her children and sentenced to death "based on innuendo and character assassination. "Darlie Routier has appealed her conviction and her immediate family, large extended family, and many others steadfastly support her efforts to prove her innocence. "Darlie's biggest fear is to die thinking that people believe she did this," Darin says. "Everybody who knows Darlie loves her. If they can do this to Darlie, they can do this to anyone."
Reprinted with permission from "Not In Our Name: Murder Victims Families Speak Out Against the Death Penalty," a publication of Murder Victims Families For Reconciliation, Barbara Hood & Rachel King, Editors. MVFR
Darin Routier Quotes:
"I lost my young sons Devon and Damon to murder, but it has been impossible to fully grieve their loss because my wife Darlie is on Death Row for the crime. Now I must face losing my soul mate as well, and my surviving son must face losing his mother. We are the victims, yet we will be made to suffer the most.
My wife is innocent. We can't get Devon and Damon back, but we can try to right the wrong that has been done to our family. The truth will set us free."
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