By Kathy Cruz

The brutal murders of younger Devon and Damon Routier within the early morning hours of June 6, 1996, placed their mother—Darlie Routier—at the guts of 1 of the main infamous homicide instances in smooth Texas history—despite her personal throat having been slashed to inside millimeters of her carotid artery.

The activities of a small-town police division and people inside of Dallas County's ruthless justice approach created an ideal typhoon that swept up the younger mom and landed her on demise row. There she has remained, in a nine-feet-by-six-feet phone, regardless of claims of her innocence through those that comprehend her, findings in regards to the alarming fallibility of bloodstain research, and her husband's admission that on the time of the murders he used to be soliciting support to level a house housebreaking to devote coverage fraud.

In Dateline Purgatory, award-winning journalist Kathy Cruz enlists current-day felony specialists to weigh in at the surprising transgressions that led to one of many country's such a lot debatable dying penalty convictions.
With the aid of the notorious loss of life row inmate and a former FBI precise Agent referred to as “Crimefighter,” Cruz could locate that her trip via Purgatory used to be as a lot approximately herself because it was once in regards to the girl dubbed “Dallas’s Susan Smith.”

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