The 911 operator, thinking that Routier was speaking to her, told her not to touch anything, to which Routier responded that she had already touched it and picked it up and later said, "We could have gotten the prints, maybe." Although Dr. Patrick Dillawn referred to Routier's wounds as superficial, her neck wound came within two millimeters of her carotid artery.
Blood spatter expert Tom Bevel testified that cast-off blood found on the back of Routier's nightshirt indicated that she had raised the knife over her head as she withdrew it from each boy to stab again.
Routier was accused of killing both children but was only prosecuted for the murder of Damon, the younger of the two murdered boys.
Motive The prosecution's contention was that Darlie Routier murdered her sons because of the family's financial difficulties.
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