The Innocence Project has now accepted Darlie's case

Discussion in 'Darlie Routier' started by JenniferTx, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. AGettler

    AGettler Active Member

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    I believe her to be guilty as hell. Her husband is whacked as well.
     
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  2. cami

    cami Keep your fork......

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    I have yet to see an official announcement that the IP has taken her case. Nor did I see any new evidence they have been screaming about in the program tonight. It was just a rehash of TLD. We were told they were going to announce it on 20/20 tonight but crickets.

    But I did find out that Vanessa Podkin is joining Darlie's appellate team.
     
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  3. cami

    cami Keep your fork......

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    Cooper did say that the latest DNA test results were not "ground breaking" My own opinion is the tests are over and she's moving to the federal appeal. That's when they will run the bloody partial print through AFIS
     
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  4. MsMarple

    MsMarple Well-Known Member

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    I found this article. The reporter writing the article is also the author of a book called Dateline Purgatory: Examining the Case that Sentenced Darlie Routier to Death.
    Old Case, New Developments

    Nothing about Darlie on their websites.
    New York - Innocence Project
    Innocence Project - Help us put an end to wrongful convictions!
    Innocence Project

    The site does say that they consult on appeals:
    The Innocence Project represents clients seeking post-conviction DNA testing to prove their innocence. We also consult on a number of cases on appeal in which the defendant is represented by primary counsel and we provide information and background on DNA testing litigation.

    I'm not clear on what Potkin and Benjet will contribute to Darlie's appeal. Wouldn't her current appellate team be well versed in DNA testing litigation?
     
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  5. AshleyAnn

    AshleyAnn New Member

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    I'll definitely be interested to see if there is dna to test or something. This is one case i could believe her to be innocent. I'm generally skeptical of these types of cases. I just feel like if there is dna and fingerprints that don't match the family. There is no history of mental health problems, or drug use. There weren't any affairs going on. By most accounts she was a loving mother and wife. Then getting into the 911 call, and her own wounds....idk. I think there was definitely reasonable doubt there....
     
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  6. MsMarple

    MsMarple Well-Known Member

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    Well... that's not totally accurate. Darlie tested positive for amphetamines at the hospital, likely to help her shed some pounds after having baby Drake. And according to her diary, in the weeks leading up to the murders she was experiencing depression and possibly some post partum issues. Her diary implied that at least at one point she considered suicide.

    So IMO it's possible that the combination of speed and depression could have skewed Darlie's thinking. Certainly it's happened in other cases.
     
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  7. AshleyAnn

    AshleyAnn New Member

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    I actually didnt know about amphetamines. That's interesting! I also do agree the diary isn't favorable for her either! The whole thing just kind of baffles me. And I am generally on the side of guilt! Especially in these particular kinds of cases! They are just so heartbreaking either way...
     
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  8. MattC44

    MattC44 New Member

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    The IP is the latest of about 4 groups that have previously accepted this case and got nowhere. The evidence is overwhelming, unless you believe some unknown intruder entered the home by cutting the screen with a bread knife he previously removed from the home. Put the bread knife back and selected the murder weapon, attacked the children first, but applying only superficial wounds to the adult later, likely in the kitchen. Made Darlie put Darin's sock on her hand explaining how a substantial amount of her DNA ended up in the toe, and dipped it in the children's blood.

    Went into the kitchen and cleaned the knife in the sink before noticing Damon was still alive, and finished him off. Raced to the Utility room with Darlie in tow. Opened the wine glass cabinet before tossing a glass out and knocking over the vacuum cleaner. Dropped the knife, exited the garage without leaving any trace of blood anywhere. Then he somehow avoided the unavoidable motion detectors that set off the floodlights for 17 minutes that are mounted on the redwood spa (not on when police arrived 3 minutes into the 911 call). Ran down the alley and laid the sock on the ground in an obvious visible area next to a garbage and storm drain where it could have been disposed of.

    Meanwhile Darlie was inside walking around the kitchen leaving bloody footprints under the glass shards and under the vacuum cleaner while avoiding getting glass in her feet. Then calling 911 :)
     
  9. hankris

    hankris New Member

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    I remember seeing the "silly string" birthday at the gravesite on TV back when it happened. I thought it made it obvious that she was guilty. Fast-forward 20 years; my husband passed away suddenly, at a young age. My behavior became SO bizarre I didn't even recognize myself. After several years, I now look back at the strange things I did and CAN'T believe it was ME!! I just watched Darlie's story on 20/20, I don't believe she killed those children. I KNOW the strange things people do when they're in shock and grief; I lived it. I don't think it's right that the biggest reason people believe she's guilty is because of the "silly string" incident. The one question I DO have is in the 911 tape. She keeps referring to "they", not "he". Anyone else notice that?
     
  10. lstric

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    I don't know who murdered the children, but I never for one moment thought it was her.
     
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    RANCH Well-Known Member

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    Excellent post. You bring up a whole bunch of evidence that points to Darlie's guilt without mentioning the "silly string" incident that so many are hung up on.

    In my opinion the "silly string" event doesn't lead me to guilt or innocence in this case.
     
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  12. HARMONIZED1

    HARMONIZED1 New Member

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    What makes you say that? The 20/20 episode revealed some seriously Shady work by the police and the prosecution.
     
  13. k-mac

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    for me the clincher is the tone and vindictive hateful way darlie speaks to Darrin while she is on the 911 call.
    specifically his name. it is rageful. ........not panic...scared....….rageful.
    considering what according to her she had just been through??......hmmmm.
    take all the other words away and just hear her say his name. gives me chills every time I hear it.

    moo
     
  14. Backstroke10

    Backstroke10 Well-Known Member

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    After watching the 20/20 episode, I think she’s innocent. MOO Her response to touching the knife in the 911 call was taken out of context. The 911 operator told her not to touch anything and then she made the comment about touching the knife. The silly string video was after a video of a little memorial by the grave where she was crying and they were all praying. They never showed that first video. These are just a couple things that stand out. Also the fingerprint and sock. MOO
     
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  15. HARMONIZED1

    HARMONIZED1 New Member

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    Exactly. Whether she did it or not, the prosecution was willing to do whatever it took to get a conviction. The detectives even plead the 5th because they didn't want to reveal that they hid evidence. I was furious after seeing how the whole thing was handled. The juror who basically said because she bought jewelry and had breast implants she was a terrible person who must of done it. Thats not how I would want to pin down my suspect to a crime. I was disgusted.
     
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    Backstroke10 Well-Known Member

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    Yes! Exactly! It was very disturbing and those jurors basically found her guilty because of her jewelry (which was purchased at pawn shops), breast implants, and silly string. Absolutely ridiculous. She deserves another trial and for that fingerprint and sock to be tested. MOO
     
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  17. ilovematt

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    I need to find a way to watch it in canada. I’ve been 100% certain she did it. Also the husband is like a overzealous car salesman and gives me the willies. IMO I sure as **** will eat crow pie too and be totally mind blown if she’s innocent.
     
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  18. Gardenista

    Gardenista Well-Known Member

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    I've always thought she was innocent and laughed at the thought the silly string incident meant anything.
     
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    #freedarlie, the only death row inmate convicted by silly string
     
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  20. k-mac

    k-mac Well-Known Member

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    with the plethora of evidence against the convicted murderer to say such a ludacris statement imo is ridiculous let alone completely wrong and void of fact.
     

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