Routier asks judge to retest evidence
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.
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.
Devon (left) and Damon