Darlie Routier a Monster

In the early morning of June 6, 1996 two young children slept, named Damin and Devin. They slept comfortably in the living room next to their mother. Then all hell broke loose! 911 dispatchers received a telephone call with a hysterical mother on the line. Darlie Routier was calling to say that her two young children were dead and that she had been stabbed. The paramedics arrived on the scene to discover one of the children was still alive. However, the child died en route to the hospital.

Darlie Routier was hospitalized and given stitches for her wounds. The investigation started, she told police that a intruder had came into the house while they slept and killed the children and she awoke to a knife at her throat. There was a slice in the window screen where a possible intruder would have came in through. That was the only evidence of an intruder. As the investigation went on the forensic evidence found proof that the knife that cut the screen was placed in the knifes holder in her kitchen.

That wasn't the only piece of forensic evidence that proved there was no intruder. The blood splatter proved that the knife was in her hand when the children died. What does that mean? Simply put she killed her own children! The evidence was held against her was damning, there is no doubt in my mind that she did it! A week after the children's death she threw a birthday party and the grave site for one of the deceased children. She made sure to invite the cameras or a local station.

As you watch that video of the birthday party, you see no remorse, no feelings. You see a happy mother someone who dosn't even want to cry or pretend to be sad. I'm no psychologist, (yet) but if i was I'd say she was very happy for a mother who just lost two children in such a gruesome way. To this day she is on death row and claims her innocence. It makes no sense at all why she would still be saying she is innocent, there are no other suspects in this case, and there still has never been. She is guilty for killing two young children that she just could not care for anymore. She has since wrote a letter to her supporters and three poems about what happen. You may watch the video on this case at http://www.putlocker.com/file/77A22B0DACE75879.


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crime junkie 3 years ago

I wholeheartedly agree with what you say, Darlie Routier is GUILTY. She is most definitely a "MONSTER."


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RN630 2 years ago from Midwest USA

your a judgmental, close minded person...read the facts, read what the nurses charted vs what they said on stand, take a real good look at how Darlie looks in pictures prior to the attacks/murders and then after....big change, huh? i would expect a woman only concerned about herself, her looks, and $$ and not expecting she is a suspect to be looking all glamorous and instead the photo's reveal a woman that looks as if she's been thru the worst imaginable hell and lived to tell about it. did u somehow miss the smiling face of Darin in the silly string video??? but i guess that is ok since after all he didnt have long bleached hair. did u miss the fact darin was indeed a suspect? had a polygraph he failed and was investigated? did u miss the fact that somehow darin slept thru the 2 children being hacked to death and a violent attack/struggle with darlie and heard nothing, but a little wine glass hitting the kitchen floor does finally awake him all the way upstairs?? or maybe that the cop 1st on the scene says darin was outside in the front yard when he pulls up, but darin says he was inside and can be heard talking to darlie on the 911 tape?? not to mention the time frame doesnt add up, she simply didnt have time enough to do all that....at least not alone in the short amount of time allotted by the state. her neck injury was serious as was the stab wound on her right forearm. She was given meds per the nurses notes for pain (demerol and phenergan) and for anxiety and crying, and fearfulness. last time i checked, and i am a RN u do not give drugs such as those just to be giving them. why was she given antianxiety drugs if she was not suffering anxiety?? how well would u recall events of a violent crime after being sedated for pain and given something like xanax to calm down?? do u know anything about trauma reactions? PTSD? survivors guilt? and that's just a few things that stood out as red flags to me. PS check out darin's statements to the cop in the hospital where he says how beautiful darlie is and mentions her breast implants...but i guess that was appropriate talk for a couple of fellows, huh?


Mrsdoubt 2 years ago

I completely agree a cold hearted vicious monster who stabbed her two sleeping sons. She's guilty and she' s where she belongs.

I would suggest to RN630 you go read the facts because what you have posted is nonsense. The neighbour across the street confirms Darin met the officer on the lawn by the ornamental fountain. Darlie was given xanax only after the cops were there to photographer her wounds and interview her and she got upset. Try reading the transcripts and learn something about this case. Darlie is a cold hearted, narcissistic bitch and she will be executed for the terrible crime she committed.


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RN630 2 years ago from Midwest USA

for your info i have read everything, including the difference in the nurses testimony from what they charted in hospital. i would suggest u read again, then follow up with some common sense and match up the crime scene photo's which show items moved around all over the place. read how multiple wet bloody items were all placed inside a brown paper bag that the state's expert says made it impossible to tell who's blood was on what. if u really took the time to dissect all the info and go back and see it for yourself u would see there's alot of problems with this case. If she did it, and im not saying 100% either way, but if she did it, she had help....either way there's a murderer or an accomplice walking around out there and that's got me upset. the fact is the timeline doesnt give her time to do all that by herself and the timeline was established by the state's expert...the med examiner. now unless she's the bionic woman, she had help. also i have been a psych nurse over 25 years now, see how many times u can find someone with NO history of violence, no rap sheet...committing a crime like this...then having no problems for 16 years or more in prison. where did the psycho go?? it doesnt happen mrs doubt. im not in favor of anyone getting away with murdering 2 little boys ...im just seeing so much wrong with this case. i have gone over every death penalty case in TX and believed they all are guilty til this one. and im not sure, but i dont think she should be put to death without some further testing of items with the DNA advancements made since her case was tried. what's the big deal on it? if she's guilty the tests will confirm it and everyone can rest assured knowing the correct person will pay. and btw darin is the one saying he was NOT outside, and if he was ....who's male voice is on the 911 call with darlie??


Magpie 2 years ago

The nurses' testimony doesn't conflict with their focus notes.


Magpie 2 years ago

RN630: the bogus "time frame" was a fictious invention of the defense, not the State. Darlie-ites never have an explanation for how the "intruder" in less than HALF the time, managed to do all the things that Darlie supposedly couldn't possibly have done in the timeframe--and did it all while fleeing through a strange, darkened house with Darlie in hot pursuit--and leaving nary a speck of physical evidence of his departure. No wonder he was never caught--he was apparently the kind of supervillian normally seen only in comic books.


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RN630 2 years ago from Midwest USA

i read the nurse's notes and i read the nurse's testimony and they most certainly do not match. i have been a nurse over 25 years....if there's one thing i do know about, it's charting. u chart exactly what u see and hear such as "patient has sad grimaces and watery eyes but no tears. " "patient's voice show's no infliction when speaking of attack or murdered children" " patient has inappropriate grief to children's murder as evidenced by sad facial expressions but no actual tears" what u do not do is chart 1 thing and then change it on the stand.


Magpie 2 years ago

There's no evidence that they changed what they charted while on the stand. The charts do not say that Darlie was crying and sobbing every moment of her stay, and their testimony was not that she never shed a single tear. What they DID testify too was that in between bouts of histrionics, Darlie had many prolonged periods of lucidity, and during those times she didn’t seem nearly as devastated and distraught as the defense was attempting to claim.

One nurse was so disturbed by Darlie's lack of grief and frustrated by her inability to record her opinion about Darlie's demeanour that she went home and wrote a personal account of her observatiions---this concretely corroborates (along with sworn testimony) that nurses were NOT permitted to record personal opinions on their focus notes.


Magpie 2 years ago

The focus notes DO show, interestingly enough, that she was MOST tearful when her family was there to serve as an audience, and she likewise was anxious and ”fearful” when the psychiatrist was there--most convenient. Oh, and she was fearful when the police came to talk to her, too. Why? You'd think she'd be eager to see them. Indeed her supporters always claim that she was so open and eager to co-operate with the investigation—an eagerness that the big nasty police officers exploited to railroad an innocent woman straight to death row ( because apparently despite having literally hundreds of cold cases in Texas from this time period, everyone remotely involved believed that this case—THIS case, could under no circumstances remain unsolved). There was no indication at that point that the police weren’t buying her story. Everyone in the hospital was still treating her (because they knew no different) like she was the poor victim who had narrowly escaped death. Yet she was agitated to the point of needing sedation when she found out that the police wanted to talk to her. Guilty conscience, maybe? Did she think they were there to do more than talk?


Magpie 2 years ago

The focus notes DO show, interestingly enough, that she was MOST tearful when her family was there to serve as an audience, and she likewise was anxious and ”fearful” when the psychiatrist was there--most convenient. Oh, and she was fearful when the police came to talk to her, too. Why? You'd think she'd be eager to see them. Indeed her supporters always claim that she was so open and eager to co-operate with the investigation—an eagerness that the big nasty police officers exploited to railroad an innocent woman straight to death row ( because apparently despite having literally hundreds of cold cases in Texas from this time period, everyone remotely involved believed that this case—THIS case, could under no circumstances remain unsolved). There was no indication at that point that the police weren’t buying her story. Everyone in the hospital was still treating her (because they knew no different) like she was the poor victim who had narrowly escaped death. Yet she was agitated to the point of needing sedation when she found out that the police wanted to talk to her. Guilty conscience, maybe? Did she think they were there to do more than talk?


rn680 2 years ago

plz refer to the testimony and compare what the nurse's stated on stand to what they charted 7 months earlier....i didnt say they changed their charting, i said what they said on stand IS NOT what they charted. the fact that a nurse made a personal journal about a patient shows what lack of a professional she was (is) as that is something a nurse could be fired for by her employer and sanctioned by the board of nursing.

plz note: a doctor doesnt just order an anti-anxiety medication because a patient wants one and a nurse doesnt give a prn med without charting why ie by charting the behavior (s) associated to the reason the prn med (which happens to be a controlled substance and requires additional charting) was ordered. in other words, the nurse needs to see and document symptoms/signs of anxiety to give an anti-anxiety med. so therefore; the nurse either lied about the anxiety and documented it fraudulently to medicate the patient or the patient had real anxiety.


Magpie 2 years ago

You seemed determined to miss the point on this one. They testified as to the OPINIONS of what they observed of Darlie--opinions they were prohibited from recording on the focus sheets. Their opinions supplement, not contradict, what is in the focus notes. If they had testified that they never once saw Darlie so much as shed a tear or show any emotion, then the focus notes would impeach their testimony, but since they DIDN'T say that in their testimony, it was up to the jury to weigh the totality of what the nurses put in their focus notes and what they nurses told them the observed and what they thought of it.


Magpie 2 years ago

"see and document symptoms/signs of anxiety to give an anti-anxiety med. so therefore; the nurse either lied about the anxiety and documented it fraudulently to medicate the patient or the patient had real anxiety."

So you're saying that a young mother who had been attacked, possibly raped, and witnessed her two children slaughtered before her eyes (which was the story as far as any of the medical staff was aware at the time) would not be given anti-anxiety meds if she asked for them unless the nurse performed some sort of evaluation to see if that anxiety was "real"? Forgive me if I find that difficult to believe.

And no-one has ever suggested she wasn't anxious--the question is "what was she anxious about"? The fact that she was anxious enough to require medication mere moments after being questioned by the police (again, still being questioned as a victim and witness at this point) is something that Darlie's supporters tend to encourage people to overlook.


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RN630 2 years ago from Midwest USA

yes magpie, u have to chart the reason to back up administration of any prn med, xanax is a schedule IV controlled substance...u cant just give it. if it is ordered as a routine med at certain scheduled times then u could, but it was not, it was ordered prn for anxiety. therefore, the nurse needed to have seen s/s of anxiety and documented them. perhaps u should enroll in a nursing course or two so u can understand how charting works. the charting is to reflect like a book the patient's status. the nurse's personal opinion is moot...what's documented is what occurred, period. u cannot add to it or take away from it later to suit yourself. the scanty charting they did do tells me they are not real great at charting in the first place. maybe calling a nursing instructor could clear this up for u. your hardly qualified to judge nursing documentation.

im sure she was very anxious and im sure the police coming in and questioning her and taking pics did make her nervous. they tend to have that effect on people. i personally get nervous if im driving and a cop gets behind me....and im doing nothing and have no reason to get anxious.

im not encouraging anyone to "overlook" anything, i am encouraging folks to dissect the info that's available and not just rely on the court's prosecutor and the police or should i say keystone cops involved in this case. people are convicted everyday in this country for things they didnt do. just look how many people have been released from prison and even death row after later DNA testing proved their innocence. to just assume a person is guilty because a jury says they are is a bit naive. based on what that jury was told and presented at that time i dont think they were reckless with their decision. i think darlie's defense attorney failed to represent her aggressively, i think darlie didnt help herself, and i think the police didnt do enough investigating, i think the media tried darlie and caused unfair bias against her, and then i know as more evidence came to light and more advanced testing became available darlie was consistently denied the right to re test items.

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