Wednesday, August 12, 2009
My Thoughts: Darlie Routier
at 10:11 AM
Her emotions are chilling and cold. When Darlie talks to the reporters eight days after her two boys were murdered, she talks without an ounce of sadness in her. She is truly happy from the inside out, which defies logic for her situation, if a stranger killed her children. More than that, you would think Darlie would have been scared to go on TV, if an unknown stranger/killer lurked out there, but she obviously had no fear of that, either.
Darlie Routier/mugshot--a true expression of despair
Read moreIn the video, Darlie says, "If you knew Devon and Damen......you would know that they are up in heaven...and their up there having the biggest birthday party... that we could ever imagine, and they wouldn't want us being down and being sad, even though our hearts are breaking."
What is fascinating about her speech here is that you can clearly see she is thinking as she speaks. She isn't talking from her heart, likely I suspect, because she feels no emotions. Then when she talks about their "hearts breaking", Darlie tries to act sad, but clearly it comes across as an act, not genuine emotion. It's interesting that when people fake sadness, they often do it when they talk of sadness, as Darlie does her. It's like the words remind them that they are supposed to react in certain ways. People who feel genuine sadness do not do this. The grief is written all over their face throughout their conversations. It typically does not come and go like it appears to with Darlie. Darlie does it again below at the end of her next statement, too.
Darlie continues, "I didn't feel anything because I was in shock. But I wasn't thinking about me. All I could think about was trying to save the babies, and Darren and I tried to save the babies...but it was too late, my babies were gone, but we tried. We tried and we have to live with that forever."
I find it fascinating how on the worst night of Darlie's life, she says she didn't feel anything, because she was in shock. What is her excuse for not feeling anything eight days later in this interview?
Ironically, her mugshot shows that she is feeling a lot of emotion when she is arrested. Did she finally wake up that no one was buying her story? Is she feeling sorry for herself all of the sudden? Why the sudden expression of emotion when Darlie's neck is on the line?
I also find it interesting how she says, "But I wasn't thinking about me." Who would think of this unless they do think of themselves first all of the time? This was very intriguing to me.
I personally think the jury got this case correct.