Saturday, 31 March 2007

Court TV Sheds Light on the Darlie Routier Case in


Court TV Sheds Light on the Darlie Routier Case in
THE WRONG MAN? Friday, April 6, at 10 p.m. ET

Former NYPD Detective Jerry Palace Returns as Lead Investigator of Networks Ongoing Original Series

**Jerry Palace and Reggie Britt are available for interviews upon request**

New York, NY, March 27, 2007 - Court TV raises questions about the Darlie Routier case in THE WRONG MAN? premiering Friday, April 6, at 10 p.m. ET. Court TV commissioned retired New York Police Detective Jerry Palace and his partner Reggie Britt to retrace this heartbreaking crime by pursuing leads, examining evidence and speaking with a number of the key players. The one-hour show is part of the networks continuing series of THE WRONG MAN? investigations. New episodes will air Fridays at 10 p.m. ET throughout April.

In 1996, Darlie Routier and her two young sons were stabbed in their home located in an upscale suburb of Dallas, TX. Darlie says that she fought off an intruder, who escaped from the house after brutally attacking her and killing her two children. Darlie was convicted of murdering her sons and sits on death row for a crime she says she did not commit.
Step-by-step, Palace and Britt take viewers through the investigation speaking with several crucial players including, a rare interview with Darlies husband, Darin Routier. In addition to speaking with family members and attorneys, they also visit the prison for an interview with Darlie to pose the question if the wrong person is serving a jail term for the crime.

THE WRONG MAN? explores cases in which doubt has been cast on the investigations, the suspects and the facts surrounding the criminal cases. Other cases the series will delve into this April include: Michael Roper, Hector Rivas and Tony Ford.

34 comments:

Jessica said...

i think that woman should die and her husband fornot careing enough about her kids and i think she killed them if u think she innocent u should be there with her

Anonymous said...

The investigation was botched from the get go. The conviction is unsafe, and the goons cannot drool over her on the gurney---unless new stronger evidence is found.

Those who are ignorant of the facts should not vent their hatred on people who may be innocent. This case mandates more investigation.

Collum Rubra

Anonymous said...

Darlie Routier shouldnt die. She was a great mother. I have been reading and learning about her on tv and online. There is NOT ENOUGH evidence to let her die. She should NOT be on death row. She should be free. She is a great person. DARLIE ROUTIER SHOULD BE FREE!!!

Anonymous said...

First of all, there were NO footprints in the voluminous quantities of blood in the house, except those of Darlie. The scene had been staged. Darlie's injuries appeared self-inflicted, especially the hesitation wounds. I believe her black and blue arms they are touting as a defense for this woman as fighting off her attacker were simply a result of her child kicking at her to get away as she repeatedly stabbed him. NOTHING of value was taken - not even her expensive jewelry that was laid out on the countertop in the kitchen. WHAT WAS THE MOTIVE FOR SOMEONE OTHER THAN DARLIE? Did someone just decid to break-in, kill some kids then kill the mom and leave empty handed? C'mon. Get real.

gregy03 said...

She's guilty as hell, fry the bitch

Ole_grouch said...

Reasonable doubt. In the civilized world, we do not execute someone on conjecture or if there is reasonable doubt, which there is. I wonder what prompts gregy03 to be so hate motivated...a good Christian no doubt. I do not know if Routier is guilty or not; I know that the investigation was prompted by a rush to judgement, and was badly mishandled. Her behavior afterward is no indication of guilt or innocence; she is not being tried for bizarre behavior.

Ole Grouch

Anonymous said...

Even if she didnt kill her kids, she should still be executed. I mean, that horrible hair and make up alone!!!!! And she's from texas too! Let her fry.

Anonymous said...

I had the opportunity to see the actual evidence in this case. People who claim there is a lack of evidence are absolute idiots. It took 3 1/2 hours to present it all because there was so much of it!! It's overwhelming, undeniable evidence. She absolutely, 100% for sure murdered those two babies, and she needs to die as gruesome a death as they did.

gregy03 said...

Let me bone her first, then fry her, she's so guilty it hurts.

Anonymous said...

i thought she was guilty and deserved just what she got, but after watching notorious on a & e...i have some questions about evidence not shown to the jurors and the media. why did the nurses lie and say there were no defensive bruising when a picture withheld as evidence clearly shows a helluva lot of bruising??!! they shown enough evidence at least to show reasonable doubt and at least take her off death row. she may have did it and if so she should fry, but they should have presented all the evidence also.

Hope Floats said...

I believe she is exactly where she belongs. I live less than 100 miles from where this took place & have followed the case from the beginning. She is guilty & there's a very good possibility that her husband should be there too!

BlondeKP said...

Your right the crime scene was staged by police!! After reading the book Flesh and Blood I truely thought she was guilty. However, after reading the book Media Tried Justice Denied I know she is innocent. Get both books and compare the pictures. And why did the jury not see all the picutres of Darlies wounds?? Um weird.. And if she is so guilty then why have all the people that put her away come back and say they all mad a huge mistake in convicting her? Even the author of Precious Angels come back and said that her book is wrong. Oh well I guess we are all just wrong huh? Go look at the facts. The time line police set for the murders really?? What is she super woman. She is supposed to murder her children plant a sock run back call 911 injury herself set the scene hide the 2nd murder weapon and have all this done by the time her husband and police get there. But the again the blood map on her shirt doesnt match that. The blood map shows darlies blood under the boys on the night shirt. So she is smart enough to injury herself murder her kids plant the sock (without leaving a trail) call 911 stage the scene and hide the murder weapon. And what about the man the first police man saw leaving the scene that claimed to be the husband going for help. When in fact Darin was inside giving cpr to his dead son. Oh and the silly string tape. We all know that one what they didnt show was the grave side memorial before that. Funny how they can bend the evidence to what they want it to be. Maybe they should all learn how to do their job. If Darlie is guilty I will come back and eat my words but until you have seen all the evidence at every angle dont make a judgement.

robinpoore said...

I have followed this case since day one and have read the books. There is alot of evidence that points in the direction of an assailant. I think her husband, Darin, is the guilty party. He is in the one that was going to engineer an insurance scam because of their financial difficulties. I think he let his wife take the fall. In his own words he said he would not hire an attorney for Darlie, if they try to point in his direction. He has just as much motive as Darlie did to kill those children. This case happened on the heels of Susan Smith, so guilty ornot, evidence or not, Darlie was going to be found guilty. Show me overwhelming, undisputable evidence that she was the perpetrator of this horrific crime, no hearsay, and then I will gladly yell for her execution..but right now there is enough evidence to grant a new trial and for reasonable doubt. I think the cops made a HUGE mistake in not taking a harder look at the husband. If Darlie is guilty, then I think Darin is guilty,too. He should be awaiting an execution date, too. But right now this case begs for a thorough investigation from an unbiased eye!

gregy03 said...

Whatever happened to the DNA test?

Louise said...

We shall NEVER know the truth other than those little boys died a horrible death. That is the tragedy here. God Bless their little souls in Heaven.

CL

Anonymous said...

None of this makes any sense. If Darlie is the women that Prosecutor says she is, and that this crime seen was staged she would have never slashed her neck. He knows that, thats why in the states exibits the wasn't a sole photo of just the neck wound which was the most life threatening. A good Lawer can indict a ham sandwich and so a Federal Grand jury could indict this prosecutor.

Anonymous said...

darlie routier is def guilty. she may have been a great mother when her 2 boys were alive, but any mother that can stab her own kids to death and then stab herself to make it look like there was an intruder deserves to die. i have watched all the shows on it and read the books and i truely believe she is guilty and derserves the death penalty!!!

Anonymous said...

well i live in the north texas area and i really want to believe she didnt do it. but common sense just wont let me get there.

if she didnt do it then i am forced to believe that either a thief entered the home spotted the children and darlie sleeping in the downstairs area then panicked and started killing the two kids before killing darlie. by the way in texas 50% of the homeowners are armed so he was taking an incredible chance of being shot. common sense says a thief doesnt turn into a brutal murderer he would more than likely have run out the same way he came. he just wouldnt have killed so brutally in any case.
the other option is that a crazed insane person came into the home and just went nuts and killed the kids but even that person would have killed the adult first. and if he was that crazy there would have been so much physical evidence that it would have been obvious he was there.
the crime was brutal and even if the crazy person had done it there is just no way there wouldnt be some real physical evidence.
the only common sense conclusion is that either darlene or her husband did it. since they ruled out him because of the real forensics the only likely killer was darlene. i do not want to believe a mother could do this but there really isnt any other reasonable conclusion. i would suggest that the death penalty should be set aside because i guess there is always a remote possibility that someone else could have done it. never the less rest in peace for those little boys.

Anonymous said...

conpledi never thought the silly string episode was strange what i saw of darlie she was seriously goofy doesnt make her a murderer also why kill only 2 of her kids i saw a documentary where husband darin admitted he hired a friend break into the home and rob them for insurance purposes sounds to me like thats what happened and robbery went bad why did darin not hear anything if he was upstairs i think he knew what was going on and didnt plan on darlie living through it this case was decided on circumstancial evidence which by definitionshows reasonable doubt even if im wrong and shes guilty she never should have been convicted i have no faith in our court and legal system i personally believe all jurors on her trial should be in jail too along with the judge who didnt overturn jurys decision noone proved she did it and where there is no proof there is reasonable doubt and to all you who are saying to fry her read a book or two your idiots-what is your proof

Anonymous said...

I don't think she did it. I have always thought it was the husband. Who as protector of the family can sleep through all the commotion of murder downstairs but yet he can keep a watchful eye on the baby? To watch the baby, he must be a light sleeper too, I would conclude.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous: I'll never believe her trial was fair. They should have shown every thing. I want to cry when I think of her on death row. I wasn't there and neither were any of you. So, please give her a chance.a

Anonymous said...

I have been interested in this case for a long time. Of course, the silly string brought it to national attention, but after reading about the memorial service and it being her dead son's birthday I chose to be a little more open minded about the case. How in the WORLD could she have possibly done ALL those "self-inflicted" wounds?? I, too, struggle with the fact that Darin didn't hear a THING. I REALLY feel like Darlie didn't do this...if she did-not alone.

Anonymous said...

I beleive the husband had something to do with it. He admited to getting some thugs to break in for an insurance scam. The wife was aware of his plan. But no one was supposed to be home. If u live by the sword u go down by it. Ni matter how big or small your involvement. The husband will meet his maker, and so will his wife.

Anonymous said...

Just saw a video of NYPD detectives on Court TV doubting Darlies guilt . Someone might have burglarized the house is what they question; the burglar would be in cahoots with Darlies husband . But the husband hadn't set a deal with the so called burglar yet .So out of his own the so called burglar would do the operation. Then my question is ; why would a so called burglar kill two young boys ? If her husband had talked about it ; the burglar would have just simply said ; 'Hey I am here to steal your stuff ; but your husband seems to want it . Or he would just call for the husband himself and explain everything to Darlie ; 'Hey I am here because I heard your husband wanting someone to burglarize your house ' Or he could have ran out of the house immediately if he saw people downstairs. But no he supposedly ran out of the house with only two bloody socks but nothing else? Then theyre talking about the stab wounds how about the little boys didn't at least one of them fight back?

Anonymous said...

PS. With stabwounds I mean Darlies so called selfinflicted wounds . Were they selfinflicted or could they have been brought on to Darlie by one of Darlies own sons in selfdefense?

Buggs52 said...

May God have mercy on everyone that says Darlie need to die. She did not kill her kids. Please the insurance money everyone keeps talking about barely buried the babies! You people need to get a life. Everyone that was involved with railroading her need to be tried and locked up for attempted murder or if she does not get cleared then murder! Don't trust a crocked police department like the Rowlett PD!

ED RAY said...

Having followed The Darlie Routier case I don't think there is enough evidence to justify her execution.
The wounds on her neck were meant
to kill her,Had they been just a
bit closer they would have severed
her main artery and she would have
bled out very quickly and died.
It's strange that the jury didn't
view that neck wound.
some one mentioned the lack of
any thing taken during this so
called robbery attempt. could it
have been a murder for hire?

Pamela Lakes Collins said...

OMG people, stop, Stop, STOP! The photo's of her injuries were not withheld from the jury. She was not convicted on conjecture or the Silly String tape. She was not "railroaded". She killed her kids. I so seriously wish that people would take the time to learn the evidence in these cases before they come out in a public forum and support these killers.

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Linda Belair said...

I always grin when I read lots of these comments. It is clear that most folks have not ever read the trial transcripts or one iota of actual evidence against Darlie. Before people take the time to comment about cases like this, they should take the time to be informed, not just regurgitate the media or supporters comments.

Malinda Velez said...

First, let me say, if you're your going to comment, do your reseach & look up the FACTS bc all the photos were shown, plus the photos of her bruises, we're taken 2 days, AFTER, leaving the hospital, so, in any case, SHE, in my opinion, had accepted her lilttle boys' MURDERS, entirely to quickly & rapidly. There was simply NO stages of norm of logical stages of coming to terms with what happen, to her young children OR her. She was gleeful, happy, snapping on that chewing gum, as if her child was ALIVE, and present at his birthday party. i have two kids, if anything like this happened to them when they were little, i would have to be put away, i would not want to live without them. I’m not sure how i would be able to go on, especially if they had been murdered! I can not wrap my head around why someone would want to come in , use a knife from the house inside, walk past an adult and start stabbing little children?? stabbing them right in the chest where they would surely die, why didn’t they stab her in the chest to ensure, HER death? And HOW, HOW HOW, could she, SLEEP, through the, ENTIRE, attack, including her own, but awakes when her son, taps her on the shoulder, just defies all logic, as we know it to be (she, herself admits, she's knows she couldn't have slept through an attack like that, but she doesn't remember, ANYTHING) and why are there so many times where she is smiling or laughing & seemingly without a care in the world? that is not the logical behavior of mother or woman destroyed by the MURDERS of her two young children & an near “alleged” left for dead, attack on herself. Where is the motive to kill two sleeping babies??? The only time I’ve seen her show any type of crushed emotion, is in her mug shot & in the back of a police car, she’s showing emotion, then. Darlie, exhibited she was ready to move on with her life…go on her scheduled vacations/trips, they had planned, before the murders bc her children were up there having the best biggest party or time of their lives, or Whatever she said at the interview at the gravesite. Darlie, expressed more emotion in her interviews about how she felt, being convicted, than she EVER, did about her children or her own "alleged" attacked. To me, Darlie, felt like she wasn't getting the attn SHE needed, on top of not being a self disciplined mother, meaning those boys ran the household & not Darlie. She smells of narcissistic tendancies, BUT didn't want to lose the all American family image, still having Drake, it's only one kid, surely she could manage, ONE, child. Look, if this was a relative of mine, offspring, sibling, or parent, or anything realative. I'D question the very same things I question about her. I believe some of her realatives have questioned it too, just not out loud. I AM NOT convinced of her innocence.

Anonymous said...

Have you read the latest DNA results that they want sealed? No intruder at all. https://youcouldbewrong.files.wordpress.com/2014/07/dr-06262015103716.pdf

Anonymous said...

Oldest excuse in the book. One idiot juror claims he didn't see the photos with the bruising, and it's assumed that they were not shown. Even her attorney admits that they were in evidence. Notorious is, well, notorious for playing fast and loose with the facts.

ray harold said...

Tested repeatedly, all comes back to Darlie. That's why none of the TV shows ever talk about it.

Anonymous said...

DNA from 2015 show no one other than Darlie. Again. And not a peep from her supporters about the latest DNA. They can't refute that so now they are saying Darin did it and he set Darlie up. I swear her supporters must be children unable to read or reason. They just say they need to bring her case to light. Well her mother had an offer from Dr. Phil to do a show and she blew up and said no way in hell. They are also saying that David Camm and The Innocence Project are working on Darlies case. Not so, Camm wants nothing to do with her and The Innocence Project are not interested in taking her case. She is 100% guilty.