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Hush Little Babies : The True Story of a Mother Who Murdered Her Own Children
Hush Little Babies The True Story of a Mother Who Murdered Her Own Children Author:Don Davis A killing so brutal it shocked the police and left the nation grieving, Hush Little Babies is the appalling true story of Darlie Routier, the neighborhood's most wonderful mom, who one night, coldly, calculatingly and brutally stabbed her two sons and watched them die in a pool of their own blood... — Darlie claimed an intruder has come through t... more »he window, fatally stabbed her sons, six-year-old Devon and five-year-old Damon, slashed her throat with same knife, then fled, while her husband and infant son slept upstairs. At first Darlie's heartfelt testimony evoked fear and sympathy in her safe Dallas community. Then police became suspicious after these troubling questions were raised:
Why, according to a police report, didn't Darlie make any attempt to help her dying sons?
Why, when she called 911, did she tell the dispatcher that her own fingerprints would be on the murderer's knife because she had picked it up?
Why did the trail of blood left behind contradict Darlie's testimony?
From the dark forces that drove her to kill her own flesh and blood, to the evidence that snared her in her own twisted web, here is a chilling account of homemaker, loving wife, mother of three, and cold-blooded killer--Darlie Routier.« less
I could not put this book down for very long before I was picking it up to read more of Darlie Routier's riveting story. This is the story of a young, middle class Texas housewife convicted and sent to death row for the brutal stabbing deaths of two of her young sons. The author does a wonderful job describing the investigation and trial in this thought provoking case.