‘20/20’ PRESENTS TWO-HOUR DOCUMENTARY ON DALLAS HOUSEWIFE CURRENTLY ON DEATH ROW FOR THE MURDER OF HER TWO SONS, WHO SHE CLAIMS WERE KILLED BY AN INTRUDER
Details the Case, Trial and Defense’s Retrial Strategy
‘20/20’ Airs Friday, May 10 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC
After claiming to survive the brutal stabbing that left her two sons dead, Dallas housewife Darlie Routier urged police to find the alleged intruder. In a shocking twist, she became the No. 1 suspect and was sentenced to death. Now, nearly 23 years since the case first captured the nation’s attention, a two-hour “20/20” documentary explores the details of the crime, trial and Darlie’s current defense team’s retrial strategy for her as she sits on death row. “20/20” airs Friday, May 10 (9:00 – 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
The two-hour documentary features Darlie’s firsthand account of what happened the night her children died, an account investigators say was fabricated after Darlie staged the crime scene; the video shown by prosecutors during the trial of Darlie having a party at her children’s gravesite; the state investigators’ evidence that points to Darlie as the killer; Darlie’s defense questioning the state’s theory of motive and the characterization of Darlie; her current defense team’s alternative theories that the jury may not have fully considered; and an interview with Darin Routier, Darlie’s ex-husband, who opens up about the events leading up to her arrest, including the night of the murders, and why he still believes Darlie is innocent.
The two-hour “20/20” documentary on Darlie Routier is an abridged version of Viola Davis and Julius Tennon’s documentary series, “The Last Defense.”
“20/20” is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach.
“The Last Defense” is executive produced by Viola Davis, Julius Tennon and Andrew Wang for JuVee Productions; Christine Connor for XCON Productions; Vanessa Potkin and Aida Leisenring for Lincoln Square Productions; and Lee Beckett for ABC News Longform.