Drake Routier - Darlie Routier's son
Mikeylorene

United States

#41 Jun 2, 2010
Gia wrote:
I was wondering how many of you writing actually know the facts of this case. I wonder how many of you know Darlie and or her family. Look, the point is friend or not, Darlie did NOT get a fair trial. When the court transcripts had over 30,000 errors and the court reporter was in fact jailed for false statements within the transcript (she was also stripped of her license)the law states that a new trial should be awarded. What case have you ever heard of (especially a capital murder case) where the LEAD DETECTIVE in the case is not called by the prosecution but by the defense and then pleads the fifth???? C'mon folks. Darlie IS innocent and I know that. However, if you feel she is guilty, at least get your facts straight and give me an argument that is factual, articulate and fair. THEN we'll debate. Until then, shut it. I am always up for an INTELLIGENT debate and would never put you down for your beliefs if they have merit and principal. Oh, by the way, Drake is doing very well. He is a teenager now and sees his mother often. He lives with Darin not his grandparents. He excels in sports and is doing well in school. Darlie is still involved in his life as his mother and makes decisions regarding his future.
Okay, I've just said one musn't make judgments on feelings in another post, but there is one thing I always thought about this case- I always thought, from the very beginning, that Drake was the PROOF that his mom did NOT murder his brothers. If a woman is bent on getting rid of the kids because they are in the way, the baby would be the first to go- and if that was her intent- to kill the kids, she certainly would not have left the baby alive.... for that very reason, it is obvious the detectives made a stretch to make it look like Darlie did it. Their "evidence" did not make sense. Darlie KNEW the baby was upstairs, but an intruder did NOT know that, consequently, everyone upstairs was unharmed.
mone17

Waldorf, MD

#42 Jun 3, 2010
i think Darlie did murder her children..the inconsistencies in the case point to her..i dont know about the money situation but she worries about finger prints when her sons are dying, the killer brutally "guts" them but she has superficial wounds? why not take her out first? she's the stronger one? and why would anyone just come to someone's house, murder two boys, steal nothing and just leave?!?! please, she is a murderer and if not, she hired someone to do it..and in that case, she's still a murderer!!!
drake and his life

Oakland, TN

#43 Jun 5, 2010
Curious wrote:
Has anyone heard or know how Darlie Routier's only surviving son is doing? I hear he lives with his grandparents in Lubbock. Also wondering if he still visits her in prison.
WHY would he NOT live with his father??
drake and his life

Oakland, TN

#44 Jun 5, 2010
Mikeylorene wrote:
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Marsha, how do you know what someone thinks or does if their children are murdered? What you just said, the same was said of that lady in Australia who the jury convicted because they didn't believe her baby was taken by a dingo. The jury said no one would act like that if their baby was dead and crucified her. Then the baby's clothes were found 5 yrs later in a dingo den. The jury was WRONG and the lady was released. I myself SAW Darlie's jury on the Oprah Winfrey show after the conviction and each one said they convicted Darlie because she SMILED and chewed gum while shooting the silly string and no mother would do that. The day after 9/11, I saw people on TV who had lost their child just the day before SMILING as they spoke of their dead children. EVERY ONE OF THEM SMILED. Maybe a jury should convict them because no one would act like that if their child was dead according to juries out for blood. You yourself said you "felt" Darlie was guilty because no mother would do that. Unfortunately, there are too many people around that "decide" trials by how they "feel", and that's why HUNDREDS have been already set free because of DNA evidence. All those innocent people in prison for life because of how the jury "felt". Flawed thinking does not make feelings TRUE- but it does put innocent people away so that YOU can smile and speak so smugly.
Who had a motive to kill the little boys, then?
Tessa

United States

#45 Jun 7, 2010
I dont believe she was given a fair trial either...the police focused on her and didnt ever entertain the idea of any other killer....if Darlie did it nothing adds up...why was she so messed up...u telling me she done that to herself? come on! and what about the bloddy sock? she ran down the block and planted it? wow! and why just Devon and Damon when she KNEW Drake and Darren were upstairs an intruder may not have known that which would be a good reason why they were not attacked but she knew they were upstairs...if she did it why was it only her and the two older boys attacked? I believe she is innocent
i believed her

Texarkana, TX

#46 Jun 8, 2010
I remember the first news reports which came out. They were telling way too much from the beginning and it sounded like they were going to frame someone and they did. I also believe she is innocent of this. The news was telling way too much info from the git go. My memory of being appalled at what they were telling just minutes after the find--things that should have only been told to a jury and not in the paper when an investigation is ongoing.
beagle lover

AOL

#47 Jun 10, 2010
It is JUne 2010, sometimes these threads are old. Could someone please tell me if Darli is going to get another trial?. I would like to see that happen. Thanks.
Angelia

AOL

#48 Jun 12, 2010
This woman did this. And I think her HUSBAND HELPED HER! She got what she deserved. And he needs to be with her.
Uk mother

Newark, UK

#49 Jun 12, 2010
Just watched a documentary about this case. That woman seems so cold and ruthless. Sorry but I believe she did it. Yes, the silly string incident is very damaging. Wether she was happy or sad at the graveside any mother mourning for her sons would not want a tv camera there.
Eddie C

Rosser, TX

#50 Jun 12, 2010
Yes, i feel Her husband had alot to do with it! He's free, having a great life, probably! With another lady! I fell they were both in it!!
Shirley

Lubbock, TX

#51 Jun 12, 2010
There are so many unanswered questions, so many inconsistencies; however, I just cannot get past some of the things that reportedly occurred after the murders were reported. I think Darlie and Darin both were involved, and why she's protected him all these years I do not understand. Sadly, two boys' lives were lost and another young child lost his mother, the bulk of his family and what most of us would describe as a "normal" life. Not sure we'll ever know the truth in this case.
EmilyInCA

Cathedral City, CA

#52 Jun 15, 2010
I believe she is guilty, who else would have such anger towards two innocent children. People that knew her even stated obvious signs of stress within herself. Shop-till u drop while the family began going broke, occasional cheating between her and husband, even post partum after her third son. I know the case is bizzare but the evidence is damning.... those poor boys were not murdered but a "random" man.
EmilyInCA

Cathedral City, CA

#53 Jun 15, 2010
The baby wouldn't be the first, I'm sorry but it just wouldn't. This whole thing is fishy, no random guy would murder two boys and not mom.
Mikeylorene wrote:
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Okay, I've just said one musn't make judgments on feelings in another post, but there is one thing I always thought about this case- I always thought, from the very beginning, that Drake was the PROOF that his mom did NOT murder his brothers. If a woman is bent on getting rid of the kids because they are in the way, the baby would be the first to go- and if that was her intent- to kill the kids, she certainly would not have left the baby alive.... for that very reason, it is obvious the detectives made a stretch to make it look like Darlie did it. Their "evidence" did not make sense. Darlie KNEW the baby was upstairs, but an intruder did NOT know that, consequently, everyone upstairs was unharmed.
EmilyInCA

Cathedral City, CA

#54 Jun 15, 2010
totally agree, he knows or has something hidin'
Eddie C wrote:
Yes, i feel Her husband had alot to do with it! He's free, having a great life, probably! With another lady! I fell they were both in it!!
anonymous

Augusta, ME

#55 Jun 15, 2010
Justice

Grand Prairie, TX

#56 Jul 14, 2010
Cant wait till they stick the needle in her, and she forever burns in the depth of HELL for her sins.
Lisa

United States

#57 Jul 17, 2010
The evidence speaks for itself!!! the clincher was when the screen fibers from the window that was actually cut from the inside, was found on one of the knives that was put back into her knife block!!!That was a big ooops on Darlies behalf!!!Thank god for trace evidence, and good police work!!!
Its very frightning to find out that a person who seems so nice and normal, could commit such a horrible deed !!! Something went wrong in her head! I feel pitty for her, however she is where she belongs!!!
Greed and money can turn people into monsters!!!Sad, but so very true!!!
Junior Detective

Miamisburg, OH

#58 Jul 24, 2010
Uh, guys, Darlie and her attorneys conceded her guilt in this case. "The appellant (Darlie) does not challenge the legal or factual sufficiency of the evidence to support her conviction..." Routier v. State, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, May 21, 2003, 2nd paragraph, 112 S.W. 3d 554, 2004 Tex. Crim. App. Lexis 92. No beagle lover (June 10, 2010 post # 47), Darlie is not going to get another trial because there is currently no issue of fact to try. That is why her attorneys are out searching for evidence of an intruder, so a jury could decide whether an intruder or Darlie committed the crime. However, this intruder business is an old trick and when the defense team finally concedes for good that it can't produce any actual evidence of one, the case will wind down and Darlie will be executed. Another way of looking at this is that she can't walk based on evidence that does not exist (i.e. her claim of an intruder).
Mark

Pfafftown, NC

#59 Jul 29, 2010
mel wrote:
no darlie didnt get a fair trial and you know it. poor darlie was screwed blue and tattooed. how much money did the law pay you to say such a thing. look at the real truth instead of taking bribes. darlie is totally innocent.
I both wanted to and tried to believe her. But after reading countless articles, and versions of the transcripts over and over again, you just gotta go with the facts. Her story and the physical evidence just don't match up. All her supporters reasons for evidence disputes are catered to the impossible.

I've been a forensic evidence investigator for over 20 years and I'm telling you the evidence and her story go into two different directions. She's a great and convincing liar.
krm

Minneapolis, MN

#60 Jul 31, 2010
BURN IN HELL DARLIE!!!!!! Guilty AS HELL.....

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