139: Darlie Routier Part 1

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In the early morning hours of June 6th, 1996, a woman named Darlie Routier called 911, screaming that she and her sons had been stabbed. When police and paramedics arrived on the scene, 6 year old Devon Routier, who would have been 7 in a week, was already dead, from 2 deep stab wounds.
5 year old Damon Routier had four stab wounds to his back and was unresponsive but was still rushed to Baylor hospital where he was pronounced dead at 3:26am, an hour after his mother called 911.
Darlie Routier was brought to the hospital with what looked like a very serious slash to her throat and was taken immediately into surgery. She would awake and find that her wounds were deemed superficial and she would be arrested for murder in less than 2 weeks.
Written, hosted and produced by Erica Kelley
Researched by Haley Gray and Erica Kelley
Original Graphic Art by Coley Horner
Original Music by Rob Harrison of Gamma Radio
Edited & Mixed by Next Day Podcast & Erica Kelley
Sources: https://www.southernfriedtruecrime.com/139-140-darlie-routier-part-1-part-2
911 recordings/transcript: https://www.fordarlieroutier.org/911Call/index.html
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