The gruesome murder of the two eldest Routier boys resulted in a huge amount of evidence. There was blood throughout the family room and kitchen, both of which were in disarray. There has been debate whether evidence acquisition was handled properly by investigators. Police photos show that key evidence was displaced, likely by police at the scene. In addition, the court reporter responsible for taping the proceedings and creating the transcript has admitted that the transcript is flawed and that the audiotapes of the original case are missing. Routier's attorneys say that these issues indicate she is entitled to a new trial.
On June 6, 1996, Darlie and Darin Routier's two sons, Devon, 6, and Damon, 5, were stabbed to death in their house. Darlie was badly cut on the neck and arms. Police arrested Darlie and charged her with capital murder. Darlie Routier is either a loving mom falsely accused of a heinous crime, or a cold-blooded murderer.
Aired: 10 Aug 2001