June 6, 1996: Guilty or Railroaded? Oct 22, 2016 6:32:25 GMT -5 via mobile
Post by tee2000 on Oct 22, 2016 6:32:25 GMT -5
I recommend viewing the You Tube video, Forensic Files – Season 4, Episode 1"Invisible Intruder" (www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ff_ln9LR_wI ). This video describes one of the nation’s most gruesome crimes, which occurred June 6, 1996, when a 5-year-old boy and his 6-year-old brother were stabbed to death while sleeping during the middle of the night after falling asleep watching television with their mother. Both boys were repeatedly stabbed with great force. Their young mother, Darlie Routier, was cut in the throat with the same butcher knife (taken from the kitchen) that killed the boys. The mother claimed the knife that killed her sons was dropped on the floor by the attacker following the attacks and she picked up the knife in disbelief, which was the reason she had the blood of both of her sons on her, especially a large amount of their blood on her hands and arms. As described in the news across the nation, this young mother claimed a stranger had come into the house after cutting a window screen and then this stranger killed her two boys, as well as trying to kill her.
However, it was the blood evidence at this crime scene that convicted the mother of murdering her two sons, evidence that included her bloody footprints and the significant blood pooling where it appeared she stood at the kitchen counter while she cut her own throat, trying to make it look like she had been attacked by the intruder inside her house. She was claiming she was attacked after the intruder had killed her two sons who slept beside her.
This is the mother who asked the local television station (and this was also shown nationally on TV) to show on the local news her family and her celebrating with joy and laughter the oldest son’s birthday at his fresh grave in the cemetery, only eight days after both boys had been killed with a knife as they slept next to their mother.
Another very good You Tube video about this horrible crime is entitled Darlie Routier’s First Prison Interview. This video indicates that a lead crime investigator immediately saw bloody footprints with glass on top of the footprints, but the glass was not bloody, and the window that the alleged killer came through into the house had undisturbed dust on the window sills. The video also indicates that an adult sock, with the blood from both dead boys on it, was found some distance down a back alley behind the house. Police claimed the mother planted this sock down the alley, even though she was covered with blood, including all over her bare feet, and there were no bloody foot prints leading to or from this sock that had both boy’s blood on it. This has caused some forensic experts to question if she left this bloody sock in the alley.
Blood spatter patterns demonstrate critical facts about what happened earlier at the crime scene. The size, location and placement of blood drops, including any pools of blood and any blood stains, tell a story. For example, circular blood drops that are the same size on the floor indicates that whoever caused these blood drops was standing still or walking very, very slowly. This is the type blood evidence that was found where it is believed Darlie Routier cut her own throat while standing at the kitchen counter.
Another thing investigators look for is if blood has been transferred from one bloody surface – perhaps from the body of the victim – to other objects that originally did not have blood on them. This is referred to as “transfer stains.” This could be blood covering the soles of the shoes of the victim or the attacker, or blood covering the bare feet of the victim or attacker, leaving bloody footprints at the crime scene, as well as away from the location of the attack. Bloody footprints can tell a lot about what happened at the crime scene. This was also the type blood evidence that convicted Darlie Routier.
Another example is a bloody item, such as a knife used as a weapon that is covered with blood, and this weapon is dropped or placed on the floor or kitchen counter top. This can leave a bloody outline of the murder weapon, such as the outline of a large butcher knife that was used as the murder weapon. This evidence was also found at the Darlie Routier crime scene. These are “void stains,” in which something that had been in the middle of a pool of blood has been removed, leaving a dry gap in the pool of blood. For example, it is believed that Darlie Routier had been standing barefoot in a pool of her own blood as she cut her own throat and then stepped away from this pool of blood, which left a dry gap – very similar to the length and width of her feet – in the pool of her own blood.
This young mother, Darlie Routier, despite claiming to be innocent, and claiming to be a victim of the same attacker who killed her two boys, was found guilty and sentenced to death based upon the blood evidence at the crime scene. This high-profile national criminal case demonstrated how blood evidence at a crime scene is critical forensic evidence that needs to be protected, extracted properly, analyzed properly, and the results recorded without any procedural mistakes or cross-contamination with other evidence.
Source: Lonnie Robinson, The Daily Reporter, June 21, 2016.
Tom Bevel the so called blood expert in this case is a master manipulator and fraudster. How can you state something is scientific when you use no scientific methodology to carry out your experiments, no measurements of how much blood he put on the knife no measurements or notes of heights he dropped the knife at. Also taking into account darlie found it on the floor and so he really has no idea on whether the knife was placed there or thrown or what.also there are half moon blood transfers in the utility room doorway that they dismiss, I have the crime scene photos. Also the crime scene was changed and items removed prior to his experiments which makes his experiments unrealistic and scientifically invalid. I mean even a college science student would fail their project on these bases alone. There are a number of cases of innocent convictions he has been involved in, not to mention the bad peer reviews of his so called expert book on the subject. There is also another case he was involved in where a man was murdered by cops in his cell. They called on Tom Bevel to make up a fairy take that fitted with the cops story and low and behold they got off. Now when you see the crime scene photos its just ridiculous that anyone would buy this mans story of a deliberate suicide by the victim. He manipulates evidence to suit his position in a trial.