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.

    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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Other Opinions

Dr. J. Douglas Crowder

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas. In his affidavit of July 11, 2002, spoke of how a psychiatric consultant to the prosecution had confided in him that Darlie would pose no future danger in prison.

Samuel Palenik

President and Senior Research Microscopist at Microtrace. In his affidavit of July 11, 2002, stated that fibers found on the bread knife the prosecution claimed were from the cut flyscreen in garage, may have originated from the brushes investigators used to dust for fingerprints

Terry Laber

Forensic consultant with the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension. In his affidavit of July 11, 2002, stated that he had advised Doug Mulder that further testing of evidence was imperative. He also expressed doubt as to the prosecution’s belief that the crime scene was staged.

Robert Lohnes

Lohnes was a latent print consultant obtained by ABC News to examine the bloody fingerprint known as 85-J. He concluded in his January, 2003, affidavit that Darlie was not the source of the print.

Richard Jantz

Professor of Anthropology at the University of Tennessee. In his affidavit of July, 2003, he concluded that the bloody fingerprint (85-J) did not match those of Devon or Damon and was more likely that of an adult. Further analysis can be found here.

Patrick Wertheim

Criminalist whose affidavit for the prosecution countered the opinion given by Richard Jantz. In a second affidavit he provided in 2003, his conclusions differed from those of Robert Lohnes.

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