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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Courtroom

JUDGES

Mark Tolle

Judge of the Criminal District Court No. 3, of Dallas County, Texas. He presided over Darlie’s trial.

Owen Lokken

Municipal court judge who arraigned Darlie on June 19, 1996. He set her bail at $500,000.

Sid Harle

Presided over court reporter Sandra Halsey’s disciplinary hearing which commenced on June 5, 1999.

Robert Francis

Presided over the hearings regarding the inaccurate trial transcripts made by court reporter Sandra Halsey.

PROSECUTION ATTORNEYS

John Vance

Criminal District Attorney Dallas County, Texas. Chose not to try Darlie for the murder of Devon after she was convicted that of Damon.

Greg Davis

Assistant District Attorney Dallas County, Texas. Lead attorney at trial.

Toby Shook

Assistant District Attorney Dallas County, Texas. Assistant to Davis.

Sherri Wallace

Assistant District Attorney Dallas County, Texas. Assistant to Davis.

John Grau

Assistant District Attorney Dallas County, Texas. Assistant to Davis.

DEFENSE ATTORNEYS

Douglas D. Mulder

Replaced Parks as lead Defense Attorney for Darlie on October 21, 1996. He also represented Darin and Darlie Kee at a pre-trial gag order hearing.

Richard Mosty

Assistant to Mulder at trial.

Curtis Glover

Assistant to Mulder at trial.

S. Preston Douglass Jr.

Assistant to Mulder at trial.

Douglas Parks

Court appointed attorney who was replaced by Mulder on October 21, 1996. Parks provided an affidavit to Darlie’s appeals attorneys stating that he communicated his belief Darin was involved in the murders

Wayne Huff

Court appointed attorney who was dismissed at the time Parks was replaced.

John Hagler

Attorney who appeared for the purpose of Darlie’s appeal.

STATE APPEALS ATTORNEYS

Bill Hill                                                                 

Criminal District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas. Counsel for the State at court reporter Sandra Halsey’s disciplinary hearing.

John Clark Long IV

Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas. Counsel for the State at court reporter Sandra Halsey’s disciplinary hearing.

John Rolater, Jr.

Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas. Appeared for the State in the appeals process.

Libby Lange

Assistant District Attorney Deputy Chief, Appellate Division. Appeared for the State in the appeals process.

Lindsey Roberts

Assistant District Attorney, Dallas County, Texas. Appeared for the State in the appeals process.

DEFENSE APPEALS ATTORNEYS

J. Stephen Cooper

Attorney at Law, Dallas, Texas. Has handled Darlie’s appeals process.

Stephen Losch

Michael F. Flanagan, Pro Hac Vice

Counsel for Darlie during hearing for her first application For Post-Conviction Writ Of Habeas Corpus.

Daniel Cantu

Counsel for Darlie during hearing for her first application For Post-Conviction Writ Of Habeas Corpus.

Rey Rodriguez

Counsel for Darlie during hearing for her first application for Post-Conviction Writ Of Habeas Corpus.

Richard Smith

Counsel for Darlie during hearing for her first application for Post-Conviction Writ Of Habeas Corpus.

Richard Burr

Counsel for Darlie during hearing for her first application For Post-Conviction Writ Of Habeas Corpus.

Lauren Schmidt

Counsel for Darlie during hearing for her first application For Post-Conviction Writ Of Habeas Corpus.

OTHER ATTORNEYS

Albert Patillo III

Attorney at Law who made one appearance during the trial to represent Detective Jimmy Patterson.

Steven Pickell

Attorney at Law who made one appearance during the trial to represent Officer Chris Frosch.

John Weddle

Attorney at Law who appeared for Chief Bob Knowles at a pre-trial hearing.

Frank J. Knapp

Assistant Attorney General, Administrative Law Division, Dallas County.