The Darlie Routier Case

The Facts

  • Site description

    This site seeks to provide information about the case of Darlie Routier. Darlie is on death row in Texas for a crime she has steadfastly maintained she did not commit.

    A growing body of evidence supports her claims of innocence.

    Please take time to learn about Darlie’s case. Join us in speaking out.

    Use the site map located here, the search tool below, or click on the headers at the top of the page to navigate the site.

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Family

Darlie Routier

Darlie has been in prison since she was arrested and charged for the murders of her sons, Devon and Damon, on June 18, 1996. She was convicted of the murder of Damon on February 4, 1997 and has resided on death row in Gatesville, Texas, since that time. Her case is currently in the appeals process. She testified at trial on January 29, 1997.

Darin Routier

Darlie’s husband, who was seen as a potential suspect in the murders by Darlie’s court appointed attorney Douglas Parks. Parks’ replacement, Doug Mulder, curiously chose not to pursue Darin. He stood by Darlie for many years before shying away from the media upon divorcing her in 2011. He testified at trial.

Devon Routier

The eldest of Darlie and Darin’s three sons who was murdered on June 6, 1996 at the Routier home.

Damon Routier

The second eldest of Darlie and Darin’s three sons who was murdered on June 6, 1996 at the Routier home.

Drake Routier

The youngest of Darlie and Darin’s three sons. Drake was a baby at the time of the murders.

Sarilda Routier

Mother of Darin. Testified at trial for the defense.

Arenda Routier

Darin’s sister. Did not testify at trial.

Deon Routier

Darin’s Brother. Testified at trial during the punishment phase.

Dana Routier

Darin’s sister in law and wife of Deon. Testified at trial during the punishment phase.

Darlie Kee

Mother of Darlie. Testified at trial only during the punishment phase. In 2002, she provided an affidavit for Darlie’s appeal that described the reasons behind hiring Doug Mulder to replace court appointed attorneys Parks and Huff.

Robbie Kee

Darlie Kee’s husband. Did not testify at trial. He provided an affidavit to Darlie’s defense in 2002, stating that Darin told him before the murders that he was looking for someone to help him stage a robbery as an insurance scam.

Sherry Moses

Sister of Darlie Kee and aunt of Darlie Lynn. Testified at trial for the defense.

LuAnn Black

Sister of Darlie Kee and aunt of Darlie Lynn. Testified at trial for the defense.

Amanda Gray

School teacher and cousin of Darin. Testified at trial during the punishment phase.

 
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