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Darlie Routier: Over Twenty Years on Death Row

Updated on June 20, 2017
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Met as Young Teens

Darin was 17 and Darlie only 15 when they met.

Darlie Routier is an American woman from Texas who was convicted of murdering her 5-yr-old son, Damon. Her other son was also killed, though she was only tried for Damon's murder.

Some say there is more to this trial than the official investigation showed.

These three children were Darlie's only claim to financial gain as anyone knows. Worth much more to her alive than dead if that was her purpose.
These three children were Darlie's only claim to financial gain as anyone knows. Worth much more to her alive than dead if that was her purpose. | Source

Background

How long would it take to make all these wounds?

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Were these wounds self inflicted?
Were these wounds self inflicted? | Source

Darlie has no history of mental illness. She was not abusive to her sons. She was faithful to her husband and there is no fact from anyone saying differently on any of this.

Darlie moved to Lubbock as a teenager with her mom and stepdad. She met Darin in a Western Sizzlin' where her mother worked and so did Darin as a cook. He was 17 and she was 15 and they married four years later.

After moving to the Dallas area he began his own small company that tested electronic components and when he became a success in the early nineties, they bought a nice house and spent thousands getting it just how they wanted. Darin bought a thirty-foot cabin cruiser and a 1982 Jaguar. They went a little wild with their money and Darlie bought new boobs and flashy jewelry.

The neighbors never saw them as wild though. She had kids in and baked cookies for them. Those kids stood up for her against the accusation that she killed her sons. Darin and Darlie helped out a cancer patient neighbor with a mortgage payment and seemed to have a heart. Whose idea was that, I don’t know, but Darlie was baking the cookies.

All of a sudden their business went downhill and they got behind on their bills it is claimed. They owed $10,000 in back taxes and $12,000 on credit cards. Darin and an incomplete diary entry show Darlie was considering suicide a month before the murders. It was a fleeting thought apparently. My doctor once asked me if I had ever thought about suicide and my answer was, "Hasn't everyone?" He laughed, for it is true. Maybe to different extents but if you know the word you have thought about it. If you have something you just think you can't face you may think about it, so I consider that pretty normal and nothing to even consider in anyone's sanity.

She had gone through the birth of a third baby and was trying to get off a little extra weight and at that age I think many of us go through a little something anyway. Like did we make the right decisions in life, have we chosen the right path? Thirty is coming up and to twenties that looks old! It is nothing serious but a little something as I say, and combined with all else going on with her she probably was suffering not abnormally from slight depression. That does not a murderer make.

Looking happy as always.
Looking happy as always. | Source

What the Jury Didn't Know

Darlie's Injuries

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Never brought to the attention of the jury were other things of alarm and great importance, including the pictures of Darlie's cuts and bruises on her arms taken when she was hospitalized the night of the murders. One juror told reporters he would never have voted to convict if he had seen the photographs. I would be sure others would have agreed. That is when I knew without a doubt! These are defense wounds, clearly. Yes, there were photos of the wound but this juror and the author who at first had Darlie guilty but changed her mind later said these really bad bruised photos were never seen by them. They did see the silly string plenty though which was an illegal entry into this trial!



"When they arrested Darlie, we just pretty much lost it," says Darin, and says they have never been able to grieve for their children but it is Darlie's husband and mother who have steadfastly continued the fight. They have appeared 10 times on nationally televised talk shows, printed up bumper stickers and have a toll-free phone number ( (888) 883-FAIR) appealing for donations and information that could help "find the real person who attacked Darlie and murdered her children." They have gathered support. Right now, they say, freeing Darlie is the only fight that counts.

Drake Routier looks just like his mother. The blue eyes, wide face, and his mother's mouth. The court took Darin's custody of the child, who was 7 months old at the time of the murders, simply because he defended Darlie! This is Texas law? His parents were allowed to raise the baby and he was given rights to visit him but still! Does this horror never end? If Darin is guilty of nothing how could they take custody of his child from him?

Darin and Darlie moved into her mother's home after the murders and lost the $200,000 house they built, also their 35-foot cabin cruiser, '86 Jaguar, plus some. Legal fees and bad publicity about the case ruined him financially. His electronics business, bringing a salary of $500,000 in 1995, lost 14 of its 17 clients and all its employees.

Are Her Injuries Authentic?

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She was a genius if she planned this one. So real looking.  Did she do this?Or this?Why would she put a planned bruise here, I wonder?Seems like a slight turn would be a clearer picture, doesn't it?
She was a genius if she planned this one. So real looking.
She was a genius if she planned this one. So real looking.
Did she do this?
Did she do this?
Or this?
Or this?
Why would she put a planned bruise here, I wonder?
Why would she put a planned bruise here, I wonder?
Seems like a slight turn would be a clearer picture, doesn't it?
Seems like a slight turn would be a clearer picture, doesn't it?
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One-sided Testimonies

There were many bad testimonies from people making Darlie look bad. There were no testimonies of the people who saw her much differently. Darin and Ms. Kee claim Darlie's trial mocked the judicial system. Evidence that would have cleared her was never presented, witnesses who could have contradicted the prosecution's assertions never testified, forensics testing was botched, and depositions were distorted.

Unidentified Fingerprints

Forensic fingerprint tests done after Darlie's trial still show that she is innocent of the crime for which she was convicted. A bloody fingerprint taken from her living room coffee table did not belong to anyone living in her home, and two more fingerprints in the utility room and door leading to the garage in which Darlie thinks the murderer escaped the Darin's home after attacking her and her two sons. No matter, repeated requests, the Court will not grant the evidential hearing necessary to investigate and evaluate this evidence.

Taken from the utility room door is a patent bloody fingerprint—this is the first one. Forensic fingerprint analyst Glenn Langenburg proved positively Darlin is excluded as the owner of this print. Darlin's exclusion as the source of this print indicates that an unknown third party not only deposited this print, but deposited it in blood, on the night of the murders.

The second print taken from this door is a latent print located below the patent bloody fingerprint. Latent print consultant Robert Lohnes checked this print in 2003 and said that it matched the second finger joint of Darin Routier on the middle finger of the left hand.

In addition, Langenburg currently is conducting a second examination of the bloody fingerprint on the utility room door to determine whether Darin Routier can also be excluded as the source of this print. If, as Darlie expects, Darin Routier is not the source of this print, Darlie definitively will have demonstrated that an unknown third party deposited two separate fingerprints, one of them in the victims' blood, while fleeing the scene on the night of the murders.

Other Unexamined Elements

Who Had the Most to Gain?

Insurance Scam Attempt

Darin Routier has admitted to trying to arrange an insurance scam, which included someone breaking into their home. He has admitted that he had begun the initial steps to arrange a break-in, but that it was to be done when no one was at home. No jury has heard this admission.

Surely any law would be all over this, how many ways could this be the answer? Maybe not even the way Darin meant it to be but caused with unlawful schemes. I could understand them suspecting him, I really could, and why don't they? I don't believe Darlie would even suspect him, but if I were Darlie I would have to give that some serious thought, but I think Darlie is as I say so much like my own daughter. Either a lack of intelligence or too much into her self, which does not equal a murderer. I keep waiting for my daughter to change and act more mature, but I suspect like Darlie it is just who she is. No changing.

"Birthday Party" Footage

The "birthday party" film that was viewed by the jury that made me think that is a killer, showed Darlie dancing on the graves of her son along with other family members, but did not show the hours previous to that scene when Darlie sobbed and grieved over the graves with her husband Darin. Why was the entire footage not shown?

Black Car on Night of Crime

Neighbors saw a black car sitting in front of the Routier home a week before the murders took place. Other neighbors saw that same car leaving the area on the night of the murders.

Missing or Damaged Evidence?

There was talk the police did not protect the evidence as they gathered it, possibly damaging its origins. Is this true? The investigators told the press that the screen was cut from the inside though it was later proven in court to be cut from the outside. Hm? Police investigated this? The investigators took the fifth amendment—what were they afraid to say? You know without doubt they are hiding something. How are law witnesses allowed to take the fifth? On their deathbed will just one of them spill the truth?

Where Was Darin?

When the paramedics arrived at the scene they said that Darin Routier was outside, but Darin was inside trying to save his children, so who was the man they thought was him? It was reported the testimony of the nurses was coached and rehearsed in mock trials by the prosecution prior to their testimony.

Cut in Darlie's Neck

Saying the cut in her neck was 2mm of the carotid sheath but external to the carotid artery was what Darlie's operating surgeons reported, and that the necklace she had on blocked the cut from going deeper, showing the seriousness and unlikelihood that Darlie did or even could have done this herself.

Found Hair

There was a pubic hair found in the living room. Whose? Did debris on the knife in the kitchen get debris on the knife from police in the kitchen investigating the murder, or did it come from the screen door?

Darin's Jeans

Darin's jeans had blood on them. Why did no one look into this? (Dear God! He is walking around free, he looks the more guilty of the two!) Sometimes I think children could run this world better. Does nothing enter the court's mind about this? Is it too late because they would be hanging themselves? Are they just that lazy? So they just pick someone so it's over?

Mistakes in the Court Report

The court reporter made mistakes in the manuscript so was there an improper read-back of testimony? Why is prosecution not forced to turn over evidence they have that should be available to both sides? Gee, anyone who watches TV knows this rule.

Reluctance for DNA Testing

WHY? DNA testing could put many of these questions to rest. Why is there such a reluctance to do the testing? Many, such as people interested in writing Darlie's story have come to her side and since then have run into convenience problems seeing her or were simply blocked!

Reasonable Doubt

An Incomplete Picture

Video shows....

Darlie changed hands to slit her throat?

Nurses had two different testimonies.

Claims certain photos were not seen in trial.

Bloody fingerprint not identified.

Missing transcripts from court papers...words changed to change meanings.

It is impossible to believe how much trouble the legal system will go to to make things turn out the way they want. Just knowing the jury did not see this picture is enough to get the woman a new trial, but no. Not only did she lose two children murdered but she cannot get back her youngest son. So one day she may get out and a big settlement. What about the ones who do things like this? Shouldn't they be locked up? I think so!

My View of Her Changed As I Got More Evidence

When I saw Darlie dancing around her children's graves, spraying silly string, laughing and acting so happy I thought, "of course she killed those babies," and I was filled with hate, seeing her acting this way and those babies of hers, murdered and in the ground beneath her.

I can't say that I accept this behavior even now but people are different and I know they are. It still doesn't make them guilty of murder. I really felt so guilty the more I listened, read, and learned. I am not the only one with a change of mind.

With Darlie, what I did not see was the same as what others did not see: Proof. How long will our rotten dirty judicial system keep getting by with having their say, right or wrong and hiding information to make things go the way they want? Why do they continually do this? What I and the jury did not see was Darlie's horrible cut and bruised black arms and hands: defensive wounds, without a doubt.

I have read many true crime books and this is almost a common thing, it has happened so often. The law wants to solve a crime so quickly some idiot decides how it happened and then makes sure it looks that way.

The Elements of Doubt

There are many things missing in this case.

  • Darin's admission of an insurance scam attempt.
  • The screen that was mis-reported as being cut from the inside.
  • Possible improper read-back of testimony to the jury by the court reporter
  • Apparent conflict of interested with the attorney that represented Darlie Routier at trial had an apparent conflict of interest, because he was said to have had a prearrangement with Darin Routier and other family members not to pursue any defense that could implicate Darin. This attorney supposedly stopped key experts for the defense from finishing forensic examinations.
  • The pictures of Darlie's cuts and bruises on her arms which were taken when she was hospitalized the night of the murders.
  • The prosecution's refusal to provide access to any evidence in their custody in the case.
  • No DNA testing.
  • Some writers who have interviewed Darlie Routier have decided to help her fight to get a new trial. Since reporting their opinions on her situation, they report that their ability to visit her has been blocked or made so inconvenient that little can be accomplished.
  • During the trial investigators invoked their Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination during cross examination, preventing the defense from rebutting their testimony. Why? This alone would be reason for disbelief and a new trial!

Was This Just a Witch Hunt?

My take on the case

Wake up. Watch your back. It could be prison, pain, mental, or physical cruelty that Darlie will get them for. The list goes on and they know it, and besides that, people like me who will not let anyone forget how accountable they are and how often.

Look at Jon Benet Ramsey, her justice, her family, her poor mother. All those years with their eyes never looking anywhere but at mourning parents. Now does anyone think of the father, the brother? Does anyone think their lives will ever be normal? How different is this case?

Someone runs in and makes a Great Basil Detective decision and that's it! Look no farther. The whole force there should have been fired. They ruined three peoples' lives and found no justice for Jon Benet. Big surprise.

We know there is no justice and we know it a little more every day. What is wrong with these people put there to protect and help us? Do they need testing? Who are they? Did they come from prisons as someone in California says theirs do? Maybe we should be investigating them. It certainly looks that way.

There are so many and I think I would believe here is a case Darlie has against them for sure. They are covering their butts, with no compassion or interest in finding the true criminal.

They just don't want it found out they were wrong and if they do, they may have to pay big, which someone above them is warning them about. But for them, they should have to pay or go to jail, just like what they have put this woman through. If she is innocent, they are guilty, but what ever happens to them, they have committed a crime and are still committing it right now as far as I am concerned.

I am sure the law would force them to turn over evidence . . . or will it go so long it all just gets lost? We have heard that one too many times, huh? Hopefully their hands will be forced eventually and that is when we should demand true justice. They have no evidence against this woman. She at least deserves a new trial with all the evidence. If she were a rapist she would get it!

Look at that woman's wounds. The jury never did. I am not sure whoever her lawyer was shouldn't be charged. Look at all he failed to bring up or show that jury. Isn't that alone enough for a new trial?

We seem to have either many ignorant or crooked people in this case, and even if Darlie gets her new trial and is proven innocent and compensated (and how is that possible?), these people will never have to pay.

They may give them a vacation with pay until everyone forgets. There is so much of the judicial system in all of America that needs a serious investigation of why they are the way they are and in my opinion, much of America needs a clean sweep.

Some Things This Video Covers

No witness

No motive

Bloody fingerprint reality

Two who say dark wounds not shown

Darin failed polygraph saying he did not stab Darlie

Darlie unaware few minutes that she is even wounded

A must watch!

Darin Describes How Cops Ruin Crime Scene

Compare emotions of each parent as they speak of their sons.

Problems with this case!

Older video but full of reasonable doubt!

Facts for doubt

Doctors and Nurses Have Two Stories

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      Pollyannalana 33 hours ago from US

      No I did not know about the physic and I would think there would be others too. Would love to hear about them all!

      It is so frustrating for ordinary people like us who can do nothing and see no one who can do nothing either!

      Darlie was practically a child when she got put on death row and I know even if she gets freedom it will take a very long time for things to get good for her...even more so if she goes back to life as it was and the same people who may take further advantage of her for personal gain.

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      MForbes 44 hours ago from gatesville

      Did you know that they hired a phychic to look at this case. She said the murderer was not Darlie, she said that there was more than one person involved in the crime. She said the woman that was involved knew Darlie and knew her family. She also said the woman was involved with Darin. She said she had shoulder length hair. I don't believe Barbarba killed the boys, but I do believe she helped Darin stage that scene before the crime. She already admitted to them being the ones who sent the black car to the home.

      I can say that I believe in phychics, but I do believe she knew something about that crime maybe by looking into the evidence against Darin.

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      MForbes 2 days ago from gatesville

      I agree Polly, I have been in contact with many of the supporters of Darin. They are violent and dangerous. They have no problem threatening anyone anywhere to try and keep them quiet. Darin knows if Darlie gets a new trial. He then becomes the main and only suspect.

      I do believe they are willing to do anything to make sure Darlie does not get a new trial. I am sure Darin is behind all of the threats and all the postings trying to push his lies to convince everyone he was not that intruder.

      I really hope the new prosecutor looks at all of our articles and gives Darlie the trial she should have gotten from the start.

      Darlie needs to stay away from her family until all of this is sorted out. They are just going to put up road blocks preventing the truth from coming out.

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      Pollyannalana 2 days ago from US

      No I would not give anyone any money, but it will take so many names on this petition before it is delivered so we need to get it out to as many as possible. I do wish someone not after gain would step up to help Darlie for she not only needs help now but to make up for all her years growing up behind bars. Being free will not be all great for Darlie...a little scary, in fact, and maybe not too safe.

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      MForbes 2 days ago from gatesville

      Hi Polly, didn't mean to be rude about the petition. I think its great that there are petitions out for Darlie. It really ticks me off though that a petition is going around for Darlie and then they are asking for money.

      I have tried calling Darlies lawyer several times. The guy either doesn't answer his phone at all, or his wife answers and he doesn't bother to call back. He wont respond to emails even though I tell him I have new information.

      What the hell is Darlie kee doing with all that money she has been collecting for the past 21 years. It sure as hell has not been going to Darlie or any thing that lawyer she hired is doing.

      I don't believe Darlie has been helped at all with that money. I think Darlie kee did the same thing Casey Anthonys parents did, spend the money on themselves.

      She should be ashamed of herself. There has been a lot of people who have offered to help financially, but I think they caught on real quick to what Darin and Darlie kee were doing with all that money.

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      Pollyannalana 2 days ago from US

      Thank you!

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      MForbes 3 days ago from gatesville

      I sure as hell wont be donating one dime to Darlie Kee. I think she has made enough money off her kid

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      MForbes 3 days ago from gatesville

      Thanks Polly

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      Pollyannalana 3 days ago from US

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      Pollyannalana 3 days ago from US

      I did manage to find one and sign it and will share it.

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      MForbes 5 days ago from gatesville

      Sorry about that, I had signed the petition a long time ago, I just got the link, didn't realize it was closed. I know the conversation still goes on, she has a lot of supporters it seems.

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      Pollyannalana 5 days ago from US

      Can't understand this...why is it closed with not enough signed?

      https://www.change.org/p/district-attorney-craig-w...

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      Pollyannalana 5 days ago from US

      I will certainly do that and pass the word! Thanks.

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      MForbes 5 days ago from gatesville

      There is a petition on change.org to have the DA's office open Darlie's case to try and get her a new trial. I you would like to join and sign. Lots of people have joined already.

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      MForbes 6 days ago from gatesville

      Plavanh I definitely think she deserves a new trial. The prosecutor wasn't even honest with his opening arguments. He twisted Darlies words, and he left out photos that proved contamination. If your going to sentence someone to death, at least be honest about the facts. Davis should also be investigated right along with Darin. I noticed the prosecution had another helper with the last name Wallace, maybe he should be investigated too.

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      Pollyannalana 6 days ago from US

      Plavanh - Great to see someone new with an open mind.

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      Pollyannalana 6 days ago from US

      No offense taken MForbes and I totally agree.

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      Plavanh 10 days ago

      Just saw this on HLN today 6/17/17. I believe some people screwed up badly in the beginning with the police work and all the way to prosecution. They just won't admit their mistakes and take blame for it. How can these people sleep at night??? I hope the truth will come out and set this woman free.

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      MForbes 11 days ago from gatesville

      Hi Poly, I wanted to let you know that the remarks were not intended for you. Those idiots from Sclemmons site keep wandering over to make a stupid statement, but they are yet to answer the big question. They keep defending that Darin didn't do it, but they refuse to explain why he refused Darlie and Damon help, and why Darin faked the cpr on Devon. They bring no evidence or conversation to any blog, only insults.

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      MForbes 11 days ago from gatesville

      THERE WAS TWO SEPERATE CPR ATTEMTPS DONE ON DEVON BY DARIN.

      ONE WAS DONE AT 30 SECONDS INTO THE 911 CALL

      THE SECOND ONE WAS DONE ALMOST 4 MINUTES LATER AFTER WADDELL ARRIVED.

      DARIN HAS OVER 7 YEARS CPR TRAINING AND DENIED BOTH DAMON AND DARLIE HELP. HE LIED AND SAID DAMON HAD NO PULSE AND THAT IS WHY HE DIDNT HELP HIM.

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      MForbes 11 days ago from gatesville

      I have seen it posted a thousand times over all over the internet.

      IF DARIN DIDN'T KILL THOSE BOYS THEN SOMEONE NEEDS TO EXPLAIN THE TWO SEPERATE CPR ATTEMPTS DARIN DID ON HIS SON?

      DARIN KNEW DEVON WAS ALREADY DEAD WHEN HE FIRST GOT TO HIM. THAT WAS 30 SECONDS INTO THE 911 CALL. DARIN GAVE UP CPR ON DEVON JUST TO RUN UPSTAIRS JUST AS WADDELL ARRIVED.

      DARIN GOES UPSTAIRS, HE RUNS BACK DOWN AND RUNS OUT THE FRONT DOOR TO MEET OFFICER WADDELL.

      DARIN AND WADDELL BOTH ENTERED THE HOUSE TOGETHER. WADDELL TOLD DARIN TO GO OVER AND HELP DAMON.

      DARIN DID NOT DO THAT HE STEPPED RIGHT OVER HIS LIVING SON TO TAKE HIS SONS DEAD BODY AND PRETEND TO DO BE DOING CPR ON HIM.

      WHY IS THAT SO DIFFICULT FOR ANYONE TO ANSWER. I WANT TO KNOW WHY DARIN NOT ONLY LIED ABOUT DAMONS CONDITION, BUT HE LIED ABOUT DARLIE'S ALSO.

      HE TOOK HIS SONS DEAD BODY AND USED IT AS A PROP TO DECIEVE NOT ONLY DARLIE BUT OFFICER WADDELL.

      WHY WOULD AN INNOCENT FATHER DO THAT? WHY WOULD HE REFUSE TO HELP THE TWO LIVING VICTIMS?

      HE DID IT HOPING THEY WOULD BOTH BLEED OUT AND DIE. DAMON DID DIE

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      Pollyannalana 11 days ago from US

      James Woods - You are saying Darin's billfold was found outside the home? First I have heard of that. Please tell me more, surely that would be talked about a lot. I must have misunderstood you?

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      Pollyannalana 11 days ago from US

      It seems people take a side and will just not look at any other view. Strange too since I did start out thinking Darlie did it because I was getting the silly string story, the girl was just a slut, not a good mother, blah, blah, blah and then I found out there were two tapes from the graveyard and the crime scene was messed up by police and evidence and then I started taking a closer look at how they took anything that may cast a shadow on Darlie to say she killed her boys. I thought well if she indeed did then she should have been tried differently for she was not this type mother...she was a good mother, so she must have snapped. After seeing Darin on a TV show talking about his dead son and air blowing out his lungs I knew he was the one...or at least behind it. When I see Darlie talk about her sons I see a mother's love. Darin is another story and it would be hard to see him innocent ever again.

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      MForbes 11 days ago from gatesville

      I don't understand how anyone could have believed Darin was not either a major part of the crime or actually did the crime himself. We know now his employee had been involved and followed through on a previous insurance scam, she admitted to knowing about this second scam, she committed perjury for Darin by lying about the black car. She not only gave a false police statement but she testified under oath and lied. How can this not warrant an investigation. If Darin wasn't involved and he was honestly trying to help Darlie why not just say he saw the car. He spoke about that intruder for the first three minutes in the 911 call. Darin even said the intruder took and ran. Both Barbara Jovell and Darin both saw that car just hours before the attack and Darin never said one word to Darlie to warn her, but he made sure to bring it up to the neighbor and other witnesses. There is just way to much evidence pointing to Darin no matter how you look at it.

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      Pablo Escofar 11 days ago

      I want to know why she isn't dead yet. Women seem to almost never get executed even when guilty as sin. All of these theories made great smoke, but she is clearly the fire. I've been watching people defend this murderer for far too long and only wish men could get a quarter of this kind of public defense when there is doubt. This biased hub is more proof because no where have you presented the other side's case of what made her guilty. 2 little cuts versus the brutal stabbings of children and then to say the husband did it when she looked the killer in the face is ridiculous. I hope they hurry up and just kill her already, tired of seeing stories about her.

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      Brenda Chapman 11 days ago

      It is obvious she is innocent.

      Sloppy police work.

      I pray Darlie that she will get released. She should be with her son. So sad.

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      MsK.Mitch 12 days ago

      I have been following this case as osely as possible bei ng in Canada. Since day 1, I have believed Darlie is innocent.

      The most recent show I have watched is from almost 2 years ago. Susan Sarandon narrates it. "Death Row Stories" and in it again I can very clearly see her innocence. Sadly her only remaining son Drake has been diagnosed with a type of leukemia. This is something I know about first hand. He needs his mother!! Not having the touch of your mother's love (except through glass) is unconscionable. The fact that the "Innocence Projects" have not gotten her out yet?! Astounding. She needs to be granted clemency to be with her son. They truly need each other to heal. As to the infamous silly string video? My friends and I always celebrate a child's birthday that has passed. To honour the child. This story makes me furious and very sad.

      #FREEDARLIEROUTIER

      #DARLIEROUTIERISINNOCENT

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      MForbes 13 days ago from gatesville

      They have this article out now asking anyone who has any new information to call the Rowlette police department. That was an absolute joke. They put the police phone number to call. I can see Bryan and all that evil pack of followers listed there. It is a complete joke.

      Darin is so desperate to try and keep the focus off himself. The people who need to come forward are the ones Darin used to help set up the crime, starting with Barbara and her mother. All the police had to do was arrest her and force her to talk about what her and Darin were involved in. Instead they chose to ignore it.

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      Pollyannalana 13 days ago from US

      That is it in a nutshell; they fear being found out for their sloppy work and oversight of Darin, until it was too late without looking bad on them.

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      MForbes 2 weeks ago from gatesville

      You know reading through her testimony and her actually admitting that she was wasn't sure if Darin could have gotten in or out without her seeing really bothers me. Darlie was bullied by her mother, Darin and Darins family into covering for him. It makes me sick that the Rowlette police department aren't made to be accountable for their negligence. Officer Nabors is a disgrace. He has no clue what happened that night, but it never stopped him from voicing his opinion all these years. For him to laugh at my comment about Darin being woken by glass breaking just proved to me the extent of his ignorance and lack of knowledge about this case. They need to pull that guy off the Darlie case. They are even refusing to listen to any credible new evidence. They are willing to do anything to cover up what they did 21 years ago.

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      MForbes 2 weeks ago from gatesville

      I agree Polly, I wish you could meet her. You know so much about this case, I think she would listen to you. You have devoted a very long time to that girl. I hope you guys meet sometime. I would be good for both of you. Same goes for Jackie, she has been a real friend to Darlie even if she doesn't know it yet.

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      Pollyannalana 2 weeks ago from US

      I believe that MForbes and wouldn't it be great if Darlie could be the one to be freed to make those movie deals and turn her back on them? They would sure deserve it and Darlie has no idea how many real friends she does have!

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      MForbes 2 weeks ago from gatesville

      Thank you Polly, that means a lot to me coming from you and Jackie. I really hope our articles open some eyes to Darlies case. At the very least they have to realize Darlie never got a fair trial. I am sure if the jury was shown this information they wouldn't have been able to convict. There is just way to much. Darins involvement put a dark shadow on all the evidence. If he had nothing to hide he wouldn't have thrown Darlie under the bus the way he did. Darin never wanted any of this information to reach the jury. Thanks to Darlies mothers betrayal of her own daughter a jury may never know the truth. The worst part, is Darlie Kee has the power to change things for Darlie. Instead of worrying about her book and movie deals, she needs to focus on helping her daughter.

      I have come in contact with companies that she is trying to make book deals with. She may have started already. Sickening both her and Darin couldn't even wait for a conviction before they started damaging her case. Now its as though they are waiting to take the rest if her appeals are successful. Strangers have done more for that girl than her own family.

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      Pollyannalana 2 weeks ago from US

      Mforbes - Wonderful hub, congratulations.

      Looks good to me.

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      MForbes 2 weeks ago from gatesville

      Hi Polly, I sent this link to Jackie also, I was hoping you might have a look at it and tell me what you think. Maybe make some changes to it if you have time. Thanks again. https://hubpages.com/education/Could-Darin-Routier...

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      Pollyannalana 2 weeks ago from US

      Sure hope you are right MForbes. Poor Darlie...I will be so concerned for her even if she gets out. I hope she will have police protection and lots of money...she deserves it.

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      Pollyannalana 2 weeks ago from US

      My God, Kezzy! Isn't that an admission of guilt? Why would they need a black car theory if this was not a premeditated thing which makes Darin worse than even I thought he was! I hope they are ready to nail him!!!

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      MForbes 3 weeks ago from gatesville

      Hi Polly, I wanted to let you know that they are looking into Darlie's case now as we speak. There has been so much that has come out about the case that they can not turn a blind eye any longer.

      I do think once they realize to the extent of Darins' involvement, they are going to be looking at that crime scene in a completely different light.

      I have no idea why Darlie has stayed silent, I think maybe she is afraid of everyone abandoning her if she tells the truth about Darin. She has to start thinking about herself and the boys. She has to realize that her silence isn't helping anyone. Personally, I think its only a matter of time. If Darin ever ran out of money again I don't think he would hesitate to resort to anything to make sure he didn't look like a failure in his mothers eyes. I don't blame her for any of this, but I do blame her for not opening her eyes. There is no excuse for what Darlie Kee did. I think she carried this on to protect her daughter Dana from slander. Its too late for that, the public already knew about Dana and Darin years ago, but no ever tried to report it to the DA's office.

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      Kezzy 3 weeks ago from gatesville

      Hi Polly, I wanted to say something on your post regarding that so called version of the black car that was stalking the Routiers.

      Don't believe for a second that was the detectives son. That was written to confuse everyone. Darin has been pulling that stunt for 21 years. They had to be completely blind or out of their minds to not realize that Darin was behind that whole thing.

      Barbara Jovell has already publicly and personally admitted that she and Darin were behind the setting up of that car.

      Look at what happened the week leading up to the murders.

      First Darin tells his neighbors about this strange black car that has him concerned. Not concerned enough thought to bring his 5 and 6 year old son in before 8:30 at night, or not enough to go out and supervise them, but he was worried enough to take the time to go over and tell his neighbors.

      He just happens to hire a lady to come in to his home and on the second day she is there she just happens to see this person lurking in the back alley. Then she testifies against Darlie accusing her of try to murder Drake.

      Then Basia sees the car speed by seconds later when she is leaving the home. She gets a call to go over to the house right after the murders to give a witness statement about this black car.

      I am sick just even writing about this. Darin has been pulling this crap for years. He has being lying, covering up, setting up for years. They are so bent on killing Darlie they cant see the forest for trees. Makes me ill inside.

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      Cindi81 3 weeks ago

      Where are the results of the DNA testing completed in 2014?

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      Pollyannalana 3 weeks ago from US

      Just sickening to think about, even after all these years.

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      kezzy1996 4 weeks ago

      Polly, I agree. I also believe this was a huge cover up. Waddell and Walling went through that kitchen area together one after the other. It was very possible that they kicked that glass on top of her prints.

      Not only that they claimed they secured that crime scene, but Darin got back into that house to go through that entire crime scene. He should have been treated as a suspect right away. They allowed him to go and wash up before they ever tried to get a statement.

      Even when they did talk to him a the hospital Patterson didn't take any written notes. He never took written notes at all from anyone.

      Then Cron goes in there and he presses on the coffee table to see if it could easily moved. He also had someone lift up the vacuum cleaner. He was asked to give an opinion, he had no authority to touch or move anything.

      When they caught Waddell lying about what he claimed to say to Darlie he should have been charged with perjury and lost his job.

      The only reason I knew and believed Waddell met Darin out front was because there was another witness who watched the whole thing. They saw Waddell talk to Darin. He saw them go back into the house, he then saw them come out again and then Darin ran over to karens.

      Waddell lost track of Darin after Walling arrived. I believe that is when Darin went upstairs for the second time. Darlie said in her statement that Waddell and Walling went towards the kitchen and Darin went the other direction, she never did say where he went.

      Darin was in the house when the medics came though, they said he was standing in the middle of the living room, it was until after that he went to Karens. If you read his police report he lied and said he went upstairs as police and medics were entering the home. That is not true he was in the living room, they all testified to the same thing. He didn't go over to karens until after Damon was removed he admitted that later. Darin has continued to lie over and over just to try and cover up for that second cpr he did on Devon 4 minutes later when Waddell arrived. He knew and admitted he did cpr for 3 and a half minutes before the police even arrived.

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      Pollyannalana 4 weeks ago from US

      Many in this case seem to have no conscience and the law enforcement for sure. I really do believe they made such a mess of the scene they had to pin it on someone fast and Darlie was the one, with Darin nodding in her direction all he could.

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      kezzy1996 4 weeks ago

      Polly, I personally spoke to officer Nabors. They have no record of any investigation done on Darin.

      I asked Nabors to explain to me why Darin did two cpr attempts on Devon 4 minutes apart. You know what he said to me? I was making this up. He said Darin only did one cpr attempt on Devon and that was after officer Waddell arrived on scene.

      I asked him what he thought Darin was doing for the first three minutes and 30 seconds. We already know for a fact that he didn't help Damon or Darlie at all before or after Waddell arrived.

      I asked Nabors if he even read Darins police statement because Darin says he came down ran to Devon, lifted the table off of him and began cpr. Waddell didn't come in until 4 minutes later.

      Not only that, Nabors told me that Darin was not woken by a glass. He told me Darin was in his room when he heard Darlie on the phone with 911 screaming, I told him that is not what Darin said. He asked me how I knew that. I told him he has said that exact statement on every interview, and on the Leeza show, He laughed at me and hung up the phone.

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      kezzy1996 4 weeks ago

      Polly, I agree with you 100 percent. Nobody really looked at Darlies mother or the true motive she introduced her under age daughter to Darin. I do believe that she had feelings for Darin. She isn't that much older.

      Darlie Kee and Darin were equally responsible for making that deal with Doug Mulder not to implicate Darin.

      You know they got thousands of dollars in donations for Darlie, they didn't spend that money on her defence. Mulder cut every corner he could. He saved money by not bringing in those experts even though they had already been paid 4000,00. He knew for a fact that the evidence would point at Darin and nobody else.

      Darlie hasn't had anyone from the start that she could trust. You have shown Darlie more care and affection than her own mother has. It has been all about the money for them, all of them. I don't believe Darlie has any idea of what they have been up to, or where all that donation money went. All I know is it didn't go towards Darlies defence. Her lawyer doesn't even answer the phone half the time, and he isn't interested in any new evidence.

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      Pollyannalana 4 weeks ago from US

      I would say there is a definite thing we cannot understand in how a mother is so infatuated with a (boy) to want him for her daughter but then pretty much turn her back on her daughter in favor of him and that is how it is no matter how much she does or proclaims in Darlie's name. She and Darin have gotten to travel around and become celebrities while her daughter rots behind bars and surely even she can imagine the terror of that?

      Maybe Darlie has been a fool to believe all they tell her, maybe that has really saved her emotionally, who knows?

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      kezzy1996 5 weeks ago

      Pollyannalana, Your article has really opened our eyes. I don't believe we would have been able to look at Darin in a such a different light if it hadn't been for your honesty. Nobody wants to ever think a grandmother could be so evil, but she has been a real eye opener for me.

      I felt sorry for her when that lawyer called her trailer trash but when I began to look at her history and the way she raised her girls it was a real eye opener.

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      Pollyannalana 5 weeks ago from US

      I am sorry to have to say it Kezzy but I have to agree. It astounds me how her dedication seems to be toward Darin but that is all I see, too.

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      kezzy1996 5 weeks ago

      Pollyannalana, very well said Polly. There are a lot of people who come forward to give their opinions, but they don't bother to look at the facts in case. The negligence with the police department alone should have warranted a new, the court reporters mistakes and hiding transcripts should have given her a new trial, the fact that they never investigated Darin or Barbara Jovell should have given her a new trial. The list goes on and on. Darlie's mother knew she was with holding evidence that would have changed the outcome of that trial and she never said a word until after Darlie was convicted. To little to late for Darlies mother to start stepping up to help her daughter. To this day she still denies the facts in this case. Darlie Kee will allow her daughter to die protecting Darin.

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      Pollyannalana 5 weeks ago from US

      Lynn- You sure have not looked into this much or given it any deep thought. Don't think your sympathies would be with mama bear if so. Too bad, but your right to overlook all you want. The jury sure did.

      As far as Texas...yeah they have sure had to put out so many millions for false imprisonment so they would do all they could to prevent a new trial. Justice apparently means nothing to them. They all know Darlie is innocent. They will never kill her I don't believe, they like it just like it is. No one making too much noise.

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