Dateline Purgatory

Author: Kathy Cruz
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 0875656102
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KATHY CRUZ has received numerous Journalist of the Year honors from Texas press associations, as well as four Stephen Philbin awards for excellence in legal reporting from the Dallas Bar Association-two of which were grand prizes. She is a recipient of a 2011 Texas Gavel Award. Cruz currently resides in Granbury, Texas.

Hush Little Babies

Author: Donald A. Davis
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781429903462
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A killing so brutal it shocked the police and left the nation grieving, Hush Little Babies is the appalling true story of Darlie Routier, the neighborhood's most wonderful mom, who one night, coldly, calculatingly and brutally stabbed her two sons and watched them die in a pool of their own blood... Darlie claimed an intruder has come through the window, fatally stabbed her sons, six-year-old Devon and five-year-old Damon, slashed her throat with same knife, then fled, while her husband and infant son slept upstairs. At first Darlie's heartfelt testimony evoked fear and sympathy in her safe Dallas community. Then police became suspicious after these troubling questions were raised: Why, according to a police report, didn't Darlie make any attempt to help her dying sons? Why, when she called 911, did she tell the dispatcher that her own fingerprints would be on the murderer's knife because she had picked it up? Why did the trail of blood left behind contradict Darlie's testimony? From the dark forces that drove her to kill her own flesh and blood, to the evidence that snared her in her own twisted web, here is a chilling account of homemaker, loving wife, mother of three, and cold-blooded killer--Darlie Routier.

Precious Angels

Author: Barbara Davis
Publisher: Onyx Books
ISBN: 9780451408532
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A profile of convicted killer Darlie Routier describes the brutal slashing murders of her two young sons, the investigation into the crime, and the trial that brought a mother to justice for the killings of her own children. Original.

The Slumber Party from Hell

Author: Sue Ellen Allen
Publisher: Inkwell Productions
ISBN: 0982958927
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Early on the morning of December 12, 2002, I arrived at Perryville prison in a cold, white MCSO (Maricopa County Sheriff's Office) van with several other women. Besides my battle with breast cancer, I'd been up all night in the jail in a freezing cold concrete holding cell, and I was tired, anxious, and numb. I had no idea what was in store for me. It turned out to be an unforgettable journey, one that filled me with fear, sorrow, and joy. I met people I never would have in my previous life and experienced things I would not have believed possible. Some were horrific, demeaning, and inhumane; some were wonderful. Gina was part of the wonderful.”

A Texas Style Witch Hunt Justice Denied the Darlie Lynn Routier Story

Author: David Pietras
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781494780906
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In 1997, a court found Darlie Lynn Routier guilty of probably the worst of human crimes: killing two of her natural children in cold-blood. Motive is still a mystery, but the prosecution painted her as a shrewish, materialistic young woman who, sensing her lavish lifestyle crumbling, slew her two sons Damon and Devon in a mad attempt to resuscitate her and her husband's personal economy. The following story relates the events of the murder and those leading up to her sensational trial, resulting in her conveyance to death row in Dallas, where she awaits death through lethal injection. The evidence against Darlie was damaging and, in retrospect, her defending counsel had little hope for her acquittal. But had the prosecutor revealed all of the evidence some people feel Darlie would have been a free woman. But, recent findings in her case have cast a doubt over her guilt at least over the legalities that brought her to death row. And had the prosecutor revealed all of the evidence some people feel Darlie would have been a free woman. Therefore, the final chapter in this book is dedicated to the most recent controversy that may result in a new trial for Darlie Lynn Routier. And to finally prove that Darlie Lynn Routier was a victim of a "Texas Style Witch Hunt."

Evil Harvest

Author: Rod Colvin
Publisher: Addicus Books
ISBN: 1936374609
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On a peaceful August morning in 1985, grim-faced FBI agents led a dawn raid on an eighty-acre farm outside Rulo, Nebraska, said to be occupied by a group of religious survivalists led by the charismatic Mike Ryan. What they found on the farm shocked even experienced investigators. For months Ryan's Nebraska neighbors spoke in whispers of gunfire in the night, the disappearance of women and children, neo-Nazis and white supremacists. But little did the locals know what was happening to those Mike Ryan decided to punish for their “sins.” In Evil Harvest, Rod Colvin re-creates a chilling story of torture, hate, and perversion, and how good, ordinary people could be pulled into a destructive, religious cult—a cult that committed unthinkable acts in the name of God.

A Killer in My House

Author: David Kennedy
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539054573
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In the early morning hours of June 6th, 1996 residents slept peacefully in their beds as the moon hung over the quiet neighborhood of Dalrock Heights Addition, in the small town of Rowlett Texas. At 2:30 a.m., a 9-1-1 operator received a frantic call for help. Darlie Routier, a 26-year-old wife and mother of three young boys, reported that a knife-wielding intruder had broken into her house, attacking her and her two of her young sons. From a loving wife and mother of three young boys, to inmate #999220 on Texas death row, we will look at the evidence, the witnesses and the testimony to find the truth in the Darlie Routier murder trial. Moreover, for the last time answer the question: Was a killer sentenced to die or was she railroaded?...

Unsolved Child Murders

Author: Emily G. Thompson
Publisher: Exposit Books
ISBN: 1476670005
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An estimated 800,000 children are reported missing each year in the United States. Only one in 10,000 are found dead. Yet unsolved child murders are almost a daily occurrence--of nearly 52,000 juvenile homicides between 1980 and 2008, more than 20 percent remain open. Drawing on FBI reports, police and court records, and interviews with victims' families, this book provides details and evidence for 18 unsolved cases from 1956 to 1998.

The Scent of Bread

Author: Caroline Christian
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1514454262
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An execution-style killing took place in a small town outside of Boston. The murder was believed to be a mob hit. But was it? Detective Regan didnt think so. He knew the victim too well, and he would not rest until he found out who really pulled the trigger. Little did he know that when the truth comes out, it would change the victims family forever.