Dateline Purgatory: Examining the Case that Sentenced Darlie Routier to Death

Dateline Purgatory: Examining the Case that Sentenced Darlie Routier to Death

by Kathy Cruz


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875656106
Publisher: Texas Christian University Press
Publication date: 04/24/2015
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 831,058
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

KATHY CRUZ has received numerous Journalist of the Year honors from Texas press associations, as well as four Stephen Philbin awards for excellence in legal reporting from the Dallas Bar Association—two of which were grand prizes. She is a recipient of a 2011 Texas Gavel Award. Cruz currently resides in Granbury, Texas.

Table of Contents

Foreword Joyce Ann Brown ix

Preface: Perdition xi

Acknowledgments xv

Part I Silver Bullet 1

Chapter 1 6-6-6 2

Chapter 2 Lone Ranger 5

Chapter 3 Young Love in Purgatory, Colorado 12

Chapter 4 Innocence Lost 17

Chapter 5 Aunt Sandy's Notebooks 23

Chapter 6 Crimefighter 29

Chapter 7 Mayday 40

Chapter 8 Rainy Day Woman 44

Chapter 9 Urgent and Confidential for Room 209 55

Chapter 10 Friends of Distinction 59

Chapter 11 A Poisoned Pen 66

Chapter 12 Family Secrets 76

Chapter 13 Burgers and Fries and Cherry Pies 84

Chapter 14 'Tll Death Do Us Part 88

Chapter 15 Darkness Falls in Arkansas 94

Part II The Thin Blonde Line 103

Chapter 16 A Fatal Collision 104

Chapter 17 Code Red 110

Chapter 18 Psycho 116

Chapter 19 Jezebel 131

Chapter 20 Thunder Rolls 143

Chapter 21 A Matter of Integrity 156

Chapter 22 The Hanging Capital 167

Chapter 23 A Hand to Hold 173

Chapter 24 Hindsight 178

Chapter 25 Aunt Sandy's Letters 188

Chapter 26 Bent 196

Epilogue 216

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Dateline Purgatory: Examining the Case that Sentenced Darlie Routier to Death 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very, very biased and lots of misinformation. Latest DNA results that they want sealed as it proves her guilt can be found here:
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I live in Rowlett, i followed the case daily. I know the dedicated officers and paramedics that responded to the murders. I watched grown men cry. Everyone has a right to their own opinion, my opinion is Darlie Routier is where she belongs.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cruz did her research. Very well written. Must read for anyone familiar with this case and the Texas death penalty.
ComSen More than 1 year ago
Gallant yet futile effort to manufacture nonsensical hypotheticals designed to detract from the evidence that put Darlie on DR....typical mysterious black car and a lone strange man in black clothing seen lurking about the neighborhood. Perhaps a non-traceable drug rendered Darlie unconscious so the phantom intruder could viciously stab Damon and Devon to death and merely slash Darlie's throat all the while the effects of this drug wearing off at the perfect time for Darlie to 'awaken' at the very time the intruder makes his escape. Of course DKee and spoookee would be the only one's giving this a favorable review....gotta keep the supporter money rolling in to pay for the DNA testing that time and time again proves that there was no intruder...and yo pad Darlie's prison commissary. I regret falling for the hype and spending money on this book.
DKee More than 1 year ago
Kathy Cruz did her research on this case. If anyone can read this book and still believe that Darlie Routier was not railroaded, then they need to read again and again. Eighteen years of her life stolen by dishonest cops and prosecutor. A change in Texas Judicial System is long over due.
spoookee More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book and very informative.  The author spent much time investigating and doing interviews.  It was obviously not a hurried venture.  If you are even familiar with the name "Darlie Routier," I suggest this book.