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Old 11-04-2013, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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I have serious doubts that she is guilty. I do not understand why they do not have the dna tested with an unbiased lab.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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I believe she's guilt. A big sticking point for me was the screen was cut from the inside.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:51 PM
 
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Why would some random person come into this particular house and slaughter two young boys and leave the adult alive to identify them?

I don't know all the evidence in this case but the question above is always worth asking. The most dangerous target is always taken out first. What was the point of this carnage anyway? Those children were obvious targets and suffered far more violence than Darlie. You have to ask why?
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:58 PM
 
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I remember seeing the Silly String video and thinking 'this lady is off the reservation'.
I do not believe a word of her intruder story.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:41 AM
 
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I'm not completely convinced of her guilt. Too much emphasis was given to the silly string video, which was biased and irrelevant. I don't believe it was a random crime, I do believe that somebody in that house, probably the husband, may have arranged it, but I don't think that Darlie herself stabbed her kids, slit her own throat, and staged the crime scene.

I think she was supposed to be dead. Remember Diane Downs, who claimed a stranger attacked them? Her wound was a superficial bullet wound to the forearm that couldn't have killed anybody. This woman had her throat slit, and one more millimeter she would have been dead. Somebody wanted her dead along with her kids.
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Old 11-05-2013, 10:00 AM
 
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It was the way her throat was cut, slow and deliberate. Her children were massacred yet she was slowly cut? I'm not buying it for a second. The silly string video by itself is creepy, put it together with the accounts of her behavior after the crime and it adds up to a sociopath.

I think too often people turn 'beyond a reasonable doubt' into is there any possible way someone else could have done this. So, the most minuscule of evidence is exploded into 'it could not have been her'. I think this is what happened with the touch DNA on JonBenet Ramsey.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:35 PM
 
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It was the way her throat was cut, slow and deliberate. Her children were massacred yet she was slowly cut? I'm not buying it for a second. The silly string video by itself is creepy, put it together with the accounts of her behavior after the crime and it adds up to a sociopath.

I think too often people turn 'beyond a reasonable doubt' into is there any possible way someone else could have done this. So, the most minuscule of evidence is exploded into 'it could not have been her'. I think this is what happened with the touch DNA on JonBenet Ramsey.
An adult being repeatedly stabbed is going to put up a struggle. They're going to scream and fight back, they are going to have defensive wounds to their hands, and it's going to take much more stabbing to kill them than it would two small children. Slit an adult's throat, and they're more likely to just bleed out. Sorry if that's a bit graphic. But any case I've read about where adults were stabbed to death, they were stabbed numerous times before they died, and they fought their attackers. That may explain why her throat was cut and the little boys were stabbed.

As far as the silly string thing, yes it was tacky and yes it may have been "inappropriate" by some standards. The jury didn't get to see the illegally recording tape previous to the silly string incident where the family was grieving and mourning the deaths of the boys.

And I to this day have never heard a convincing reason why this woman would want her children to die. By all accounts, she was a good and loving mother, no history or abuse or mental illness, nothing but some "financial problems." If that was a motive for murder, hell, my own kid would be dead. That doesn't even make sense.

This is just one of those cases I'm not completely convinced.
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Old 03-02-2014, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Australia
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Guilty or innocent?

would be interested in hearing others opinions

thank you.

Links:

Darlie Routier - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Darlie Routier killed her two young boys -- the Crime Library — Preface — Crime Library

The Darlie Routier Case - HOME

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Old 03-02-2014, 07:03 PM
 
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Guilty. No other scenario makes sense.
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Old 03-02-2014, 09:59 PM
 
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Guilty. No other scenario makes sense.
It doesnt seem to, does it?

do you think hubby was involved?
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