Susanna Reid interviews Loss of life Row inmate Darlie Routier in a brand new documentary (Image: ITV)
Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid meets demise row inmate Darlie Routier in tonight’s new documentary Loss of life Row Girls With Susanna Reid for ITV’s Crime & Punishment strand.
The broadcaster travels to Texas, residence of essentially the most lively demise chamber in the US, to satisfy with the inmate, who denies murdering her two younger sons.
For 23 years, Dallas housewife and former cheerleader Routier has claimed she had no half within the murders of each sons, who have been stabbed to demise only a few toes away from the place she was sleeping.
Routier was convicted and sentenced to demise by authorized injection for killing considered one of her sons and stays accused of murdering the opposite – regardless of there being no eyewitnesses, no confession and no motive.
Many years on, Routier has refused a route off Loss of life Row in alternate for her accepting her guilt.
Who’s Darlie Routier and what are her crimes?
Routier was a suburban housewife dwelling together with her husband and three kids.
She was convicted and sentenced to demise for the homicide of her five-year-old son Damon in 1996. She has additionally been charged with capital homicide within the demise of her six-year-old son, Devon, who was murdered on the similar time.
Thus far, Routier has not particularly been tried for Devon’s homicide.
Her sons have been each stabbed to demise with a big kitchen knife in Routier’s residence, whereas Routier sustained knife wounds to her throat and arm.
Darlie Routier poses together with her husband Darin and two sons Damon, left, and Devon (Image: AP)
Rouiter might be put to demise by deadly injection (Image: Caz Conboy)
Routier stated her screams woke up her husband, Darin, who was upstairs with their toddler son Drake. Darin rushed down and tried with out success to revive one of many two sons.
Routier informed authorities that the crime was perpetrated by an unidentified intruder.
Throughout the trial, the prosecution argued that Routier’s accidents have been self-inflicted, that the crime scene had been staged, and that she murdered her sons due to the household’s monetary difficulties.
Routier maintains her innocence (Image: AP)
Nevertheless, the defence argued there was no cause Routier would have killed her kids, and that the case didn’t have a motive, a confession, or any witnesses.
In February 1997, the jury discovered Routier responsible of the homicide of Damon, and sentenced her to demise by deadly injection.
Routier maintains her innocence. Two of her appeals, based mostly on allegations of irregularities in the course of the trial have been denied, nonetheless, new DNA checks have been ordered a number of instances in response to the development in expertise.
As of this yr, testing continues to be ongoing.
In June 2011, Darin filed for divorce from Routier, saying that the choice was mutual and ‘very troublesome,’ and that he nonetheless believes his spouse is harmless.
Loss of life Row’s Girls With Susanna Reid airs tonight at 9pm on ITV.