Viewers of Demise Row’s Girls with Susanna Reid tonight clashed over whether or not Darlie Routier actually murdered her two sons.
Tonight’s episode noticed Good Morning Britain host Susanna journey to Texas to fulfill with Routier on dying row.
Dallas housewife and former cheerleader Routier was convicted and sentenced to death by authorized injection for killing certainly one of her sons, five-year-old Damon, in 1996. She stays accused of murdering her different son Devon, six, regardless of there being no eyewitnesses, no confession and no motive.
Routier insists she had no half within the murders of each sons, who had been stabbed to dying only a few toes away from the place she was sleeping.
Throughout the episode, viewers had been proven uncommon footage of Routier dancing on her sons’ grave with different members of the family and spraying foolish string.
The footage turned a key a part of Routier’s trial as prosecutors used the footage to argue that she was unaffected by her kids’s deaths.
Nonetheless, the defence argued it was unfair to evaluate her grief by her behaviour.
Susanna Reid flew to Texas to fulfill with Darlie Routier on dying row (Image: ITV)
Routier herself advised Reid: ‘No one tells you learn how to grieve… The whole lot we did was out of affection
‘That is one thing no guardian ought to must do. No one ought to must bury their little one.’
Reacting to the footage, one viewer stated: ‘A celebration at her sons grave who was murdered 1 week earlier than? Sick.’
‘2 boys stabbed to dying. Mum as social gathering at sons grave 4 his birthday 3 days later. Full smiles laughing sparying foolish string throughout. Anybody who losted there children could be mess not smiling,’ one other tweeted.
Criticising Routier’s lack of emotion elsewhere within the documentary, one viewer stated: ‘She’s she’d extra tears over her assassin inmate pal being executed then her personal children, sick.’
One other agreed and stated: ‘Exhibiting extra emotion for her dying row inmate than she did for her children!’
Darlie denies murdering her two sons Damon and Devon in 1996 (Image: AP)
Nonetheless others had been questioning Routier’s guilt, together with one viewer who commented: ‘I used to be veering towards responsible, however not positive. You’ll be able to’t choose the behaviour of somebody a number of days after the dying of their kids, there is no such thing as a “regular”.’
Undecided on whether or not the mother-of-three did it, one other weighed in: ‘I’m so torn – I simply can’t definitively say I believe she achieved it when there are such a lot of questions – the place did she get the bruises, how did she minimize her throat along with her non dominant hand? The place was her husband? Why did she spare the third little one?’
‘A whole lot of unanswered questions there! The husband should know extra, why was he not investigated?!’ one viewer tweeted.
One other said: ‘Fascinating..as interview goes on im simply unsure..how did she get that bruising?’
In February 1997, the jury discovered Routier responsible of the homicide of Damon, and sentenced her to dying by deadly injection. Routier maintains her innocence. Two of her appeals, based mostly on allegations of irregularities in the course of the trial had been denied, nevertheless, new DNA assessments had been ordered a number of instances in response to the development in know-how.
Testing continues to be ongoing as of this yr.
Demise Row’s Girls With Susanna Reid is out there to look at on the ITV Hub.