Dallas Morning News 20 Year Anniversary

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  1. Zzzz

    Zzzz Member

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    The Dallas Morning News published a "20 Year Anniversary Update" story on Darlie this week. Here is the link:

    http://crimeblog.dallasnews.com/201...l-her-kids-doubts-remain-20-years-later.html/

    I don't know how long it will stay up.

    For those who follow this blog, there's really no new information. The paper summarizes the case and goes over some of the questions and controversies, implying there's still doubt in order to draw interest to the article. Darlie Kee was interviewed and of course she still believes in Darlie's innocence and still blames the silly string video for her conviction. Her attorney still claims that pending DNA tests are going to gain her a new trial (yawn). There's a current photo of Darlie, who declined to be interviewed for the article.
     
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  3. JenniferTx

    JenniferTx www.tristatrace.wordpress .com

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    Seems hard to believe that it has been 20 years ago. I often wonder what Devon and Damon would have grown up to be. Does anyone know how Drake is doing? Is he still sick?
     
  4. ladygator

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    Darlie's family mentally checked-out 20 years ago. They will never believe that she had anything to do with murdering her children. They don't hear any evidence. None!! It goes in one ear and out the other. Darlie Kee has latched on to her belief that Darlie was only convicted because of the 'silly string tape'. She is in a place where she can't even admit that perhaps some of the evidence does make Darlie look bad and she can at least understand how the jury came to it's conclusion.

    I don't believe jurors take the death penalty lightly. In so many cases, there are hold-outs for a death sentence (look at how many serial killers are not on death row). On Darlie's jury, there were 2-3 people, IIRC, from reading Voir Dire, that talked of their struggles with sentencing someone to death. But said they could do their job fairly and if warranted, hand it out.

    They had the choice on not only the conviction itself, but the sentence, and all 12 of them said she should receive the ultimate punishment.

    IMO, that says a lot.

    The defense said Darlie was a good Mom. Who loved her boys and was in mourning over their deaths. The State used the "Silly String Tape" to say their opinion was different. (Casey Anthony dancing in the blue dress) The defense could have used more of that video to rebut what the State was saying, but, they did not.
     

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