"The Last Defense"
Premieres Tuesday, June 12 at 10 PM ET/PT on ABC
In the series premiere episode, “Darlie Routier: The Crime,” after surviving the brutal stabbing that leaves her two sons dead in 1996, Dallas housewife Darlie Routier urges police to find the intruder she claims is the killer.
To her horror, she becomes the No. 1 suspect. In his first interview in nearly 15 years, Darlie’s husband, Darin Routier, gives an emotional telling of the events leading up to her arrest while the prosecutors, Greg Davis and Toby Shook, walk through the crime scene as they prepare their case.
Executive producers Viola Davis and Julius Tennon have teamed up with XCON Productions and Lincoln Square Productions for this powerful, new documentary series. The seven-episode "The Last Defense" docu-series explores and exposes flaws in the American justice system through emotional, in-depth examinations of the death row cases of Darlie Routier and Julius Jones. The series will seek to trace the path that led both Routier and Jones to their places on death row, while taking a deep look into their personal stories.