Convicted of the murder of her 5 year old son Damon inside the suburban family's home. Damon and his 6 year old brother Devon were stabbed to death while they slept with their mother in the down stairs family room of their Rowlett home. Routier's husband Darin, and infnt son Drake, slept through the attack in the upstairs bedrooms and were not harmed. Routier who also suffered stab wounds that police claimed were self-inflicted, testified that she too slept through the attack on her and her children and awoke only to see the back of the man fleeing the residence. Prosecution argued Routier killed her children because the children interfered with the lifestyle she wanted to live. She was arrested and charged with the murders after making inconsistent statements to the police.