Routier asks judge to retest evidence



07/03/2002

Associated Press

Dallas - Death row inmate Darlie Routier was back in a Dallas courtroom today, wanting to retest evidence used to convict her for stabbing her two sons in 1996.

Routier's attorneys are asking to retest the night gown she was wearing the night of the killings, which had cuts and blood evidence. The attorneys also want to test carpet, tile and floor samples to see if bloody footprints were left by someone else.

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Darlie Routier      


State District Judge Robert Francis said he would review their request and possibly rule on it Monday.

Routier's attorneys have said they have new evidence that a bloody fingerprint found inside the house did not belong to Darlie Routier, her husband, her sons or investigators.

Routier has maintained her innocence and says an intruder killed her sons, 5-year-old Damon and 6-year-old Devon.

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Devon (left) and Damon Routier