I just checked out Crime Library and found that Darlie is no longer named on the Notorious Murders page. You have to click on "more" to get to her case.
We knew the longer her appeals went on with no revelations, the more she'd fade into the background.
I predict that, unless testing comes back with startling revelations, she will quietly be executed within the next 5 years.
I'm going to take my ball and go home
There is no testing - this was a rumor started by her handful of supporters.
Her last request in 2008 was denied without comment.
This section of WS should be closed.
Darlie did win the right to have additional DNA tested, but they have to pay for the testing and to my knowledge are still trying to raise the money. This was even reported by several news sources.
Why should this section be closed?
It was originally denied by Judge Robert Francis, but the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturned his decision.
Reversing a Dallas judge’s decision, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ruled unanimously that Mrs. Routier, 38, is entitled to have more sophisticated genetic testing performed on a few pieces of hair and blood evidence collected from the 1996 crime scene.
State District Judge Robert Francis denied Mrs. Routier’s request for testing last year after concluding it could not exonerate her. But the Austin court said Judge Francis had misinterpreted the 2001 law that permits genetic tests for inmates.
Sorry Fishee, not sure what happened.
I'll see if I can find another link and post it.
"On September 10, 2008, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected, without comment, her attorney's motion for a second chance to make their case for more DNA testing." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darlie_...#cite_note-10"
I don’t trust Wikipedia but its difficult to know which one is correct as they are both citing 2008 sources!
Anybody know for sure what is happening?
Alos the link to the sept article on the wiki site is broken. Very annoying! I know that the talk in the Darlie support forums is that they are awaiting DNA testing.........
I dont use Wiki at all...the teachers at school have told their students NOT to use it when researching papers.
The story I posted was on an actual news site. You can google Darlie Routier DNA Test and find several other news affiliates that ran the same story. Unlike Wiki - they check their sources prior to release (normally).
Her defense is trying to raise money for the testing that wasn't allowed at the state level. However, the chances of that happening are slim to none considering the amount of money they need.
I'm sure the documents are on her website www.fordarlieroutier.org
Last edited by cami; 02-28-2012 at 08:06 PM. Reason: adding link
Yes I was going to say that. I'm very interested in it! I might not post but I read a lot.
I think until something happens- ie: firm evidence of DNA in her favour (or against) or an exceution date it may seem to be quiet but I would be suprised if it's not people's minds now and again.
It's still a case that people are discussing 16 years later and Darlie still claims innocence.
Eventually something will have to give- she can’t sit on death row forever and she won’t in Texas, thats for sure. I would hate it if these threads were closed.
Do you know how long they have to raise the money for those test? Surely there has to be some time limit...it cant go on indefinately I would think.
Not too familiar with the details of the investigation, though I know there was criticism about the processing of the crime scene. Been any more forensic processing? Any other testing after 1996?