The Darlie Routier Case

  • 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.

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Other Witnesses

Barry Dickey

Owner of Graffiti Productions in Dallas who analysed and processed the recording of the 911 call made by Darlie to the Rowlett PD on the morning of June 6th. Testified at trial for the State.

Okie Williams

Employee of Bank One in Rowlett. Testified at trial that Darin applied for a loan on June 1st and it was declined.

Halina Czaban

A Polish native and mother of Barbara Jovell. Did laundry and some cleaning at the Routier home on June 4 and 5. Testified at trial as to Darlie’s demeanor on those days.

Barbara Jovell

Friend of Darlie’s and daughter of Halina Czaban. Testified at trial that Darlie was attempting to commit suicide in May of 1996.

David Rogers

Pastor of Shepherd’s Heart Fellowship Church in Mesquite, Texas. Officiated at the burial service for Devon and Damon. Testified at trial for the defense.

Dana Godfrey

Friend of Darlie’s who testified at trial for the defense.

Cara Byford

Friend of Darlie’s who testified at trial for the defense.

Julie Clark

Friend of Darlie’s who met her through her husband, Steve, who was a friend of Darin’s. Testified at trial for the defense.

Angelia Rickels

Lived in Miami Drive, about a half mile from the Routier home. Testified at trial about unknown persons trying to gain access to her home. Also reported having seen a strange black car in the area.

Allison Hennessey

Met Darlie through mutual friend, Renee Stanley, in 1994. Testified at trial during the punishment phase.

Eileen Schirmer

Had an electronics business with her husband and met the Routier’s in 1993. Testified at trial during the punishment phase.

Kay Norris

Met the Routier’s on numerous occasion during her time as an employee of American Pawn Shop in Garland. Testified at trial during the punishment phase.

Melanie Lynn Waits

Met Darlie through mutual friends in 1991. Testified at trial during the punishment phase.

Kenneth Waits

Husband of Melanie. Testified at trial during the punishment phase.

Darlene Potter

In her affidavit of of July 10, 2002, stated she had seen two unknown men at around 2am on the morning of June 6, 1996. She was driving north on Dalrock Road and said they were acting suspiciously. Did not testify at trial.