Thursday, January 20, 2011

TEXAS: DARLIE Routier Discussion Still Alive


Since accused women don't come up as often as men on this site - and we just received a comment on Darlie Routier, I went to the original post and saw that it had 13 comments and is still quite "alive" although posted 6/08. To review that earlier post and/or become part of that discussion GO here and/or Comment below.

Also, if you want more information from various sides you may want to visit the following:

Official Family Site: here

Wikipedia article(s) here

A discussion group here and here

Also, here's a review about a film which may be relevant to your concerns. Also, I understand that the lawyer featured in the film was also a lawyer for Darlie. GO here

Darin, Darlie's husband, shows where Darlie was attacked.

For all who come here new - be sure to keep in mind that although The Journey of Hope recognizes Innocence issues as one of the major considerations - by no means do we believe that this is the only reason to abolish the death penalty.

You can write directly to Darlie by addressing your envelope to:

Darlie Routier
999220
2305 Ransom Road
Gatesville TX 76528

17 comments:

DI Services said...

I just saw the show about Darlie and I don't know all facts. But I have seen the show twice and both times when I see the birthday grave scene. I think of the time when a young girl was killed in an accident. At the funeral her mother was acting happy and very friendly, but this was how she was trying to deny the fact that her daughter was gone. I think this is reaction it not that abnormal. If this was what the jury used to convict her I feel scared for anyone who goes in front a jury of their peers.

It also scary to think that judges and prosecuters who can turn there backs on obvious facts just to protect there reputations.

Anonymous said...

If she was so self-centered to have murdered two of her boys why wouldn't she have murdered her third child also? No one speaks of the third child that was left unharmed.

Not sure whether she is guilty or innocent but it is scary to think that a jury convicted her to death without any hard evidence.

Why would she have slit her own throat near death?
Wasn't it fluke that her necklace just happened to be in the right place to maybe prevent the knife wound from killing her. Who plans that?

It's not up to us whether someone gets to live or die regardless of their crime.

clay_utah said...

I dont know if she is guilty or innocent, I just feel that there is enough here to investigate the husband also. I saw on the television investigation show that the husband failed a polygraph badly and was the only other adult in the house. If that is true than the case should be re-opened and he should be looked at. I also just looked at the families web site and they are wasting time going after Greg Davis reputation stating that he was indicted. His indictment was quashed and he is now a DA for another county so that has no merit. Why not focus on who else could have done it and not who prosecuted it?

Lisa Windsor said...

Did you see the injuries sustained to this woman? I personally do not believe that she would self inflict such severe stab wounds to herself! She could have easily died, with the wounds being so close to her carotid & jugular veins! I personally believe that this woman is living a terrible nightmare! She does not deserve to be labeled as a baby killer! Someone (THE JUSTICE SYSTEM) has failed her! She does not deserve to be on death row! She had a beautiful family, and her husband adored her! So I think that would rule him out as a suspect...he loved her & his children! He was happily providing very well for them all. Have you read any of Darlie's poetry? There is no bitterness towards her situation, as she sits on death row. Her poetry is all about how much she loves & misses her children! She still has faith in God. If I was in her situation, I'm not so sure I would even be able to keep the faith. And for her to be denied over & over again the chance of a new trial after there were so many things that were not submitted during her trial is a travesty! NONE of us as human beings can know for certain if Darlie is innocent or guilty! We are only human, and mistakes are made by humans everyday! The prosecutor in her case has been quoted as saying..."If Darlie is innocent, then that makes me the best attorney ever!" (Due to the guilty conviction) WoW! That doesn't sound like someone searching for the TRUTH! My heart goes out to Darlie! I personally believe that she did not kill her sons! She has not reacted as other mother's who have killed their children in the past. She has not lied or focused on herself at all. She has only been mourning for her sons as she sits isolated on death row! Seems to me that she would have plead guilty to avoid the death sentence if she was guilty, most others do. And as far as the silly string incident...her sister insisted that she try to make it a celebration of "the lives of the boys",and there was also a private prayer service performed before the silly string and balloons! That solemn moment was not submitted for the jury to see, nor were the photos of the BLACK & BLUE marks that covered her entire arm! I personally believe that if her husband did have anything to do with this...Darlie would be the first one to say so! She loved those boys. Her poetry is not about how much she loves her husband and misses him, they are all about her baby boys! A real mother thinks of & puts her children above all else, and Darlie's poetry only speaks of her love for Devin & Damen, and how she knows that they are angels in heaven now watching over all of us!

vjborchardt51 said...

I am from Dallas area and I know how the police DA ect.. can get tunnel vision. The silly srting was a mother celebrating the birth of her child I see whre I could do the same.I do not think she took her childrens lives, Not after all I havae read about her case. I feel the officails dont are cant admit that they made a mistake and to save face the depts involved are will to let her die, If we had no deat pentality we would not havae to worry about putting to deth people we were unsure of the guilt. VJ

Anonymous said...

Are there any updates on Darlie? The whole silly string thing was a complete misinterpretation (I think). From what I know, I think she is innocent.

Anonymous said...

The boys were stabbed, knife wounds through and through. How would the "killer" only cut her throat; why wasnt she stabbed? Why would a "killer" go after the most defenseless persons in the room first? Come on think people!

Bef said...

I just finished reading "Flesh and Blood" by Patricia Springer. It is a true crime book on the murder of the Routier boys by their mother Darlie. This book certainly leaves no doubt as to what happened. To say the police and prosecution "jumped to conclusions" is jumping to conclusions. The was no evidence (based on forensic evidence at the crime scene) that there was any intruder and the blood trail left no doubt that Darlie was stabbed over the kitchen sink, not while "sleeping on the couch". She made no attempt to help her 2 children and was only concerned for herself. I think we all tend to give more credibility to a beautiful person than is warranted. Skeptics should read the book and then see if they still believe her innocent. I don’t.

Bef said...

I just finished reading "Flesh and Blood" by Patricia Springer. It is a true crime book on the murder of the Routier boys by their mother Darlie. This book certainly leaves no doubt as to what happened. To say the police and prosecution "jumped to conclusions" is jumping to conclusions. There was no evidence (based on forensic evidence at the crime scene) that there was any intruder and the blood trail left no doubt that Darlie was stabbed over the kitchen sink, not while "sleeping on the couch". She made no attempt to help her 2 children and was only concerned for herself. I think we all tend to give more credibility to a beautiful person than is warranted. Skeptics should read the book and then see if they still believe her innocent. I don’t.

Anonymous said...

Darlie Routier clearly is innocent. How could you say that she is innocent. All the evidence points to her killing her kids. And heres the clincher. Cross examination shows that the knife was washed off in the sink. Now what killer is going to take the time to wash off their knife after they just killed people. She is obviously guilty. There was her kid's blood on her shirt. She is not innocent. She is where she belongs, siiting in a prison cell.

Sandy Pence said...

I simply do not understand why there is not a stronger demand to know about her husband? As for reading certain books, the authors choose which side they are defending and that is the information they share so of course they leave out any thing that would point to her innocence. Why would someone kill the children first? Why does anyone kill at all. I am an avid reader of true crime and most of the stories are UNBELIEVABLE. Our mistake is in thinking that we can possibly explain or understand the acts people perform on strangers and on loved ones. Maybe in the killers mind he just wanted to rape and kill her and he didn't want the kids to interrupt him before he got what he wanted! And as for her not knowing exactly what happened, she had just been through a traumatic experience, you are not in control at a time like that. There was a case once of a couple that was attacked in their beds with an axe. The man got up and went downstairs and emptied the dishwasher before he died!! I still want to know about Darin and his role in all of this. Now he has filed for divorce? I'm thinking that he has a much greater role in this than anyone seems to want to talk about.

Kelly said...

Definately innocent her husband well did this he is a strange character...

K.Rubio said...

Every now and then I come back to Darlie's page to see if any new updates on Darlie's case. How this woman is still on death row and hasn't been granted a new trail is beyond me. What a mockery of justice..How is the State of Texas been allowed to do not act on this matter? With all the evidence proving she is innocent, why is she still in jail? The justice system and the State of Texas have failed this woman..My money is on the husband, if he didn't do it and sure knows who did.

Sally Courington said...

I agree, the birthday party was to honor her son, and nothing more. Is the address above still valid to write Darlie?

Sally Courington said...

I agree, the birthday party was to honor her child and nothing more. Is the address above still valid to write Darlie?

Anonymous said...

I just think there are too many unanswered questions here. First how does someone stab both their children and they sleep through this as well as sleep through their own assault. The same goes for her husband upstairs. Isn't this inconsistent if Darlie said she is a light sleeper. This means at no point through this violent assault did anyone scream!

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