If you don’t know the case of Texas mother and wife Darlie Routier then your probably new to the wrongful conviction crowd. I myself have known about Darlie since I was a little kid an her case made national news. Darlie was convicted in 1996 for the murder of two of her sons. Supporters of Darlie believe this in large part due to Texas police corruption, lack of police investigation into other possibilities, and the placement of the the silly string video which as a parent I cannot say I would not do.
As I became a pen pal, and eventually became an advocate for women in prison, I knew I had to reach out to Darlie. As I child I remember telling my mom I don’t think she commuted this crime. I remember my mother and I talking about the chances that in Texas she would get treated fairly. So I knew that with put looking at the evidence online in my heart she was innocent. I could not have been more right!
Before reaching out to Darlie as a pen pal I knew I needed to know more about the case. I started at a site run by Darlie’s mother. I then moved to watching every video clip I could on the case. Then I decided to write.
I knew that it was possible I didn’t hear back from Darlie, because let’s face it as many of us that are trying to do good out there with our pen pals, and people we want to stand for. There are just as many groupies, and people just trying to make a name for themselves. So I waited patiently and worked on other cases.
When I got my first letter from Darlie I was even more sure she did not commit this crime. A selfish person who kills their own children, does not care about others. This woman was humble and honest and so open. She was gracious and too torn up about losing her sons to have been the one to take their life.
As time went on I decided writing to Darlie was not enough. I tried to come up with ways to get her name back out there. I got in contact with other advocates, people who knew the system. I became closer with Darlie’s family and tried to formulate plans to help. We helped start justice not politics which would help being attention to her case, along with thousands of others around the country. We started new websites dedicated to showing the real evidence and networked with countless others. We wrote letters to The DA In Texas all sorts of things.
Darlie remains on Death row waiting for the DNA that was found at the scene to be tested. Darlie sits in prison away from her only living child, unable to hold him unable to touch him or call him because the state of Texas don’t want to do their job. It was easier to paint a mother as a monster then actually admit they let a trail run cold.
Because of this case, I became someone who stands up to what they believe not matter what others say! Because of this case I have seen how the system is broken an I have vowed to help change it.
This is one of many cases that helped to change my life. I hope just this little history will make you look into how you can help, an what you can do to learn more about this case! Not everyone in prison is there because they are actually guilty. Many are but many are not!
Ill bring more info about other cases I support. If your interested in how you can help Darlie Routier please send me a comment or a message!