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.

  • Please donate

    To donate to Darlie's Defense Fund that is managed by her defense attorneys, please click here

Rowlett PD

Dean Poos

Public information officer, communications and record supervisor and computer system administrator. Testified at trial for the State.

Jimmy Patterson

Lead detective in the case who would plead the Fifth Amendment during his testimony at trial when called by the defense.

Chris Frosch

Refused to testify at trial on the grounds that it may incriminate him. Pleaded the Fifth.

David Waddell

A patrolman who was the first officer on the scene. Testified at trial for the State.

James Walling

A Lieutenant and the second officer on the scene. Testified at trial for the State.

Steve Wade

Patrolman who stood watch at the front door of the Routier home on the morning of June 6th. Testified at trial for the State.

Thomas Ward

Sergeant and peace officer who searched the area around the Routier home on the morning of June 6th. The officer who found the sock in alley at the rear of the house. Testified at trial for the State.

Steve Ferrie

Searched the area around the Routier home on the morning of June 6th. Was with Sergeant Ward when sock was found in alley at rear of house. Testified at trial for the State.

David Mayne

Crime scene photographer and manager of evidence section. Testified at trial for the State.

Charles Hamilton

Patrolman and crime scene officer. Processed the Routier home for fingerprints on the morning of June 6th. Testified at trial for the State.

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