Darly Routier

Saturday night on a major television network, a special was presented which updated Darlie Routier’s  criminal trial. This article was written after Kathy Cruz’s book was published. Cruz was featured in the tv special. There many negative comments concerning the trial and Darlie’s lifestyle. I hope this story will enlighten those who didn’t see this show or know about this very important topic.

Texas was shocked on June 6, 1996, when it was broadcast that two boy age  five and six had been stabbed to death and their mother had been cut and abused. The mother, Darlie Routier, was arrested and convicted of the double murder and sentenced to death. As her conviction has moved along, flaws in the investigation and court proceedings have attracted much attention.  Dateline: Purgatory - Examining the Case that Sentenced Darlie Routier to Death is an attempt to look at Darlie’s case with a fresh approach.  Written by Kathy Cruz, newspaper reporter for the Hood County News in Granbury, has enlisted current day experts to give their opinions about Darlie Routier’s death penalty conviction.


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