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INFAMOUS: Darlie Routier (Part 1)

Crime Junkie

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True Crime

4.7352.7K Ratings

🗓️ 9 September 2019

⏱️ 33 minutes

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In 1996 a small Texas community was rocked by the tragic slaying of two young boys. The police and prosecution had their sights set on one person as the perpetrator: The boy's mother. And they would work tirelessly to make sure she paid the price.

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0:00.0

Hi, Crime Junkies. I'm Ashley Flowers.

0:02.9

And I'm Britt. Are you already for one of those cases that will make your head hurt?

0:08.4

Because I didn't think that's what I was getting into when I started researching this case.

0:12.1

But I literally spiraled in circles over transcripts and evidence photos and case documents

0:17.7

for six days straight. And I eventually just had to like...

0:20.4

Yeah, I was going to say you even like cancelled a recording session because you were going to

0:24.9

research more.

0:25.7

Yeah. And I literally had to like eventually just pull the plug and decide to tell you the story.

0:29.7

And let you decide for yourself what you think because I'm not sure I can come up with a

0:33.4

solid answer about what actually happened in the Routier home on June 6, 1996.

1:03.4

I want to start our story back just a couple of hours before everything unfolded.

1:18.1

This is June 5 in Rallette, Texas. It's a normal day in a small suburb town.

1:24.2

Darren and Darley Routier lived in a beautiful newly built home with their three sons.

1:29.7

Devon, who's six, Damon, who's five, and a newborn Derek who's less than a year old.

1:35.8

Now, schools out for the summer. So that night, the two older boys wanted to have a camp out in

1:40.3

the living room, which if we can take just like two seconds to try and remember being six,

1:43.7

living room campouts were the greatest.

1:45.8

Oh my gosh, I loved them.

1:47.1

I know. I don't know why sleeping in your living room like over your bedroom is so much cooler,

1:50.6

but it's like pure freedom at that age.

1:52.4

Oh yeah, definitely.

1:53.3

So, Darley decided that she was going to sleep with the boys downstairs.

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