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Adcock showing #ChrisKyle's rifle. Has #AmericanSniper inscribed on it.



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Texas Ranger Michael Adcock showing one of the guns taken from the Rough Creek Lodge gun range. #snipertrial




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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Feb 17, 2015 3:55 pm

Live coverage: Prosecution rests its case in ‘American Sniper’ murder trial

Tasha Tsiaperas

Published: February 17, 2015 8:19 am

[This post has been updated.]

STEPHENVILLE — Prosecutors have rested their case in the capital murder trial of a Lancaster man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend in 2013.

Before resting, prosecutors played a recorded phone call between 27-year-old Eddie Ray Routh and a reporter from The New Yorker magazine.

During the interview, Routh describes the events surrounding the slayings of Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, at an Erath County gun range in February 2013.

“I had to take care of business. I took care of business, and then I got in the truck and left,” Routh said in the recorded phone call.

Routh complained about the smell of cologne in the truck with Kyle and Littlefield while the men drove to Rough Creek Lodge on Feb. 2, 2013. Routh also said that he was annoyed at the gun range because Littlefield wasn’t shooting.

“Are you gonna shoot? Are you gonna shoot? It’s a shooting sport. You shoot,” Routh said in the phone call. “That’s what got me all riled up.”

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Defendant’s Mother Testifies In “American Sniper” Murder Trial

By: John Carroll



STEPHENVILLE (February 17, 2015) The prosecution rested and jurors heard defense testimony Tuesday afternoon from the mother of the Iraq war veteran charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and Kyle’s friend Chad Littlefield in February 2013.

Eddie Ray Routh, 27 is accused of gunning down Kyle, 38, a former Navy SEAL, and Littlefield, 35, on Feb. 2, 2013 at a shooting range at the Rough Creek Lodge and Resort, to which the two men had taken Routh, whom Kyle was trying to help.

Jodi Routh, a former elementary school teacher who now works as a special education teacher, took the stand as the defense began to try convince jurors that Eddie Routh was insane at the time of the deadly shootings.

Jodi Routh taught at the same school the Kyles’ children attended and sent a note home one day asking Chris Kyle to call her son to try to help him.

But she testified Tuesday that she didn’t know that Kyle and her son would be going to a shooting range.

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Judge excuses Mom from the stand. recesses trial for the day. After jury leaves, judge admonishes Mom not to touch that money or let others


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Mom says"in a fund for Eddie"state: are you aware Eddiesgirlfriend going to use money as a down payment on her house. Objection: sustained.


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State: are you aware after he killed two men that he gets disability from government Mom: yes,  state: where does the money go?


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State: are you aware Eddie filed for disability and listed every body part including claiming penile dysfunction? Mom: no


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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:32 pm

Routh Defense Presents 1st Full Day of ' Sniper' Trial Testimony (Video)

By Ken Kalthoff and The Associated Press

People close to Eddie Ray Routh took the witness stand in his defense Wednesday for the Feb. 2, 2013 killings of American Sniper Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield. Routh’s former girlfriend testified that he proposed marriage to her the night before the murders and she said yes.

Jennifer Weed, 26, said their relationship that started in April 2012 was marked by many episodes of Routh’s troubling behavior with threats of suicide and paranoia about demons and the government.

Weed said she was upset with Routh for his drinking, marijuana and tobacco use and wanted him to stop. But she also described situations where she though he had not been using drugs or alcohol and his behavior was still extremely troubling. Routh was hospitalized for mental health care several times in the fall of 2012.

Weed described a situation in mid-January of 2013 when Routh was visibly shaking, sweating through his shirt and acting violently.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:38 pm

'American Sniper' Trial: Sister Says Eddie Routh 'Traded His Soul for a Pickup'

Feb 18, 2015, 3:48 PM
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Accused killer Eddie Ray Routh seemed confused when he arrived at his sister's home a few hours after allegedly shooting Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield, Routh's sister said today.

"He was talking about pigs sucking his soul," Laura Blevins testified during the trial.

Routh's sister and her husband Gaines Blevins were two of the witnesses the defense called to testify this morning in the double murder case. Kyle was a former Navy SEAL and the focus of the book and the movie "American Sniper."

But the clear star of the defense case so far has been Jennifer Weed, Routh's ex-girlfriend. She has given the jury the most powerful testimony yet of Routh's history of mental illness.

They spent the night before the murders together, she said, during which time Routh told her the government was listening to him. Routh asked her to not say anything out loud and write down anything she had to say so "they" wouldn't hear it, she said.

And then, out of nowhere, Routh asked her to marry him, Weed testified. On the morning of the crime, they fought about his tobacco use and she left, she said.

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Ex-girlfriend: Routh joked he had killed before, would again

Posted: Wednesday, February 18, 2015 3:15 pm |  Updated: 5:44 pm, Wed Feb 18, 2015.  

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Eddie Ray Routh's former girlfriend Jennifer Weed testified at his capital murder trial Wednesday at the Donald R. Jones Justice Center
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Day six in the capital murder trial of Eddie Routh focused on the testimony of Jennifer Weed, Routh’s ex-girlfriend.
 
Weed testified Wednesday that Routh’s behavior became increasingly erratic as their relationship progressed in 2012. She knew Routh had been in the Marines and told her that he had killed in combat; although his job didn’t call for any combat.
 
“He made a joke that he had killed before and he’d do it again,” Weed said.

~Snipped~

Weed answered several questions about Routh’s behavior throughout their relationship. She talked about an incident when she went to see Routh after receiving a phone call from James Watson, his uncle, who expressed concern about him.

“He was visibly upset, staring at the wall most of the time, then would break into tears and then laughter,” Weed said. “Then he would go back to staring.”

On Jan. 19, 2013, Weed said Routh forced her and her roommate to stay in their apartment because he believed the government was going to get them, and threatened them with a ninja sword. Routh was then sent back to a hospital.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Fri Feb 20, 2015 1:32 pm

'Sniper' Trial Suspect Knew Actions Were Wrong, Psychologist Says

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Alleged killer Eddie Ray Routh had "paranoid personality disorder," which is not a mental disorder, and he knew what he was doing was wrong, a psychologist testified today at the "American Sniper" murder trial.

The past three days, the defense called family members, friends and a psychiatrist, who testified that Routh, who is accused of shooting and killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield at a Texas gun range, had serious mental-health issues before the murders in February 2013.

Psychologist Randall Price, who was called by the prosecution today as a rebuttal witness, testified that Routh knew that what he was doing was wrong, ABC affiliate WFAA reported.

Price said that Routh had "paranoid personality disorder," which is not a mental disorder, according to WFAA.

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"American Sniper" Murder Trial Moves Toward Jury

By  Ken Kalthoff and Emily Schmall
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The ex-Marine charged with shooting "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man was not legally insane, a prosecution expert said, suggesting the man may have gotten some of his ideas from the television show "Seinfeld."

Prosecutors called rebuttal witnesses Friday in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who is charged with killing Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Routh's attorneys, who are pursuing an insanity defense, rested their case Thursday.

Dr. Randall Price, a forensic psychologist, testified Friday that Routh had a paranoid disorder made worse by his use of alcohol and marijuana.

"In my opinion, he did know what he was doing was wrong, and he did it anyway," Price said.

A defense witness, Dr. Mitchell H. Dunn, testified Thursday that Routh had schizophrenia and showed signs of the illness for as long as two years before the February 2013 shootings. Dunn said Routh described seeing neighbors and friends as turning into pig-human hybrids.

Price argued Routh may have gotten the idea from "Seinfeld" or the TV show "Boss Hog."

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Price said Routh waited for #ChrisKyle to empty his weapon b4 Routh shot him. Price says this shows Routh knew he was wrong. #snipertrial


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Routh told Price that he 1st thought of shooting #ChrisKyle, Littlefield on the way to gun range, but didn't want to get into a car crash.


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2 clarify, Kyle shot w/ 1 gun 6x. Littlefield shot w/ another 7x. Investigators thought Kyle was shot 1st. Routh says otherwise #snipertrial


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Dr Arambula interviewed Routh 3 1/2 hours in the Erath jail 1-30-15. @NBCDFW #AmericanSniper




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Dr. Arambula says Routh was not insane at the time of the #AmericanSniper murders @NBCDFW




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Dr. Arbumbula agrees Routh's perception issues were altered by marijuana and alcohol abuse @NBCDFW #AmericanSniper


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Dr. Arambula is being paid $300/hr to be a prosecution expert witness in this case @NBCDFW #AmericanSniper @NBCDFW


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Expert testifies ‘American Sniper’ killer faked paranoia, schizophrenia to avoid jail time

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Published: February 20, 2015 8:10 am

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STEPHENVILLE — Eddie Ray Routh would say whatever it took to avoid going to jail, a medical expert testified Friday.

Routh, 27, is charged with capital murder in the shooting deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. The men took him to Rough Creek Lodge and Resort hoping to help him with post-traumatic stress disorder. Experts have said they don’t believe Routh suffered from PTSD.

When Routh was arrested on Feb. 2, 2013, he told officers that he had been feeling “paranoid” and “schizophrenic” all day. In that moment, Routh revealed that he was trying to avoid going to jail by claiming he was crazy, said Dr. Michael Arambula, a forensic psychiatrist.

“He was showing his hand already. In other words, he was trying to get out of what he had done,” Arambula testified Friday.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:39 pm

To men who served with 'American Sniper' defendant, man on trial for murder is unrecognizable

By ALLEN G. BREED and JAMIE STENGLE  Associated Press
First Posted: February 22, 2015 - 10:29 am
Last Updated: February 22, 2015 - 10:31 am


STEPHENVILLE, Texas — For those who served with Eddie Ray Routh in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down the famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Marine they had come to know.

Former Cpl. Ryker Pawloski says the man he knew looked up to people who did the kind of job Kyle did.

Routh is charged in the 2013 deaths of Kyle and Kyle's friend at a gun range. Routh's attorneys say he was in a psychotic state.

~Snipped~

Family members say Routh, who was also deployed to Haiti, came back from his military service a changed man and was hospitalized multiple times for mental health issues.

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Feb 22, 2015 12:52 pm

Photos: 'American Sniper' suspect's ex-comrades mourn man they knew


In this 2008 photo provided by Corey Smalley, members of Combat Logistics Battalion 8 for the U.S. Marines pose for a picture at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. Eddie Ray Routh is shown second from from left, his former bunkmate Corey Smalley is fifth from left, and former Cpl. Ryker Pawloski is at right. For the Marines who served with Routh in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Eddie Ray Routh they knew. The 27-year-old veteran stands charged with capital murder in the Feb. 2, 2013, slayings of the former Navy SEAL and his friend, Chad Littlefield. The two men had taken Routh to a shooting range after Routh's mother asked Kyle to help her son cope with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder and other personal demons. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Corey Smalley)


In this 2008 photo provided by Corey Smalley, Eddie Ray Routh poses at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. For the Marines who served with him in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Eddie Ray Routh they knew. The 27-year-old veteran stands charged with capital murder in the Feb. 2, 2013, slayings of the former Navy SEAL and his friend, Chad Littlefield. The two men had taken Routh to a shooting range after Routh's mother asked Kyle to help her son cope with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder and other personal demons. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Corey Smalley)


In this 2008 photo provided by Corey Smalley, Eddie Ray Routh poses at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. For the Marines who served with him in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Eddie Ray Routh they knew. The 27-year-old veteran stands charged with capital murder in the Feb. 2, 2013, slayings of the former Navy SEAL and his friend, Chad Littlefield. The two men had taken Routh to a shooting range after Routh's mother asked Kyle to help her son cope with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder and other personal demons. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Corey Smalley)


In this 2008 photo provided by Corey Smalley, Eddie Ray Routh poses with an AK-47 at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. For the Marines who served with him in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Eddie Ray Routh they knew. The 27-year-old veteran stands charged with capital murder in the Feb. 2, 2013, slayings of the former Navy SEAL and his friend, Chad Littlefield. The two men had taken Routh to a shooting range after Routh's mother asked Kyle to help her son cope with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder and other personal demons. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Corey Smalley)


In this 2008 photo provided by Corey Smalley, Eddie Ray Routh poses with an AK-47 at Camp Fallujah in Iraq. For the Marines who served with him in the Iraqi desert, the man on trial for gunning down "American Sniper" Chris Kyle and a friend is not the Eddie Ray Routh they knew. The 27-year-old veteran stands charged with capital murder in the Feb. 2, 2013, slayings of the former Navy SEAL and his friend, Chad Littlefield. The two men had taken Routh to a shooting range after Routh's mother asked Kyle to help her son cope with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder and other personal demons. (AP Photo/Courtesy of Corey Smalley)

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Sun Feb 22, 2015 1:19 pm

‘American Sniper’ trial draws daily regulars


Jim Walton, 73, of Stephenville has attended every day of the capital murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. “It’s a sad, sad trial,” he said.

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Published:  21 February 2015 11:23 PM
Updated: 21 February 2015 11:45 PM


STEPHENVILLE — Days before the capital murder trial of an ex-Marine accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and another man, Robert Blevins got a feeling he needed to head to Texas.

The Oklahoma retiree had never watched a trial before, but something about this one was nagging at him.

“Something told me, ‘You need to go to this trial,’” Blevins said. “I came here to honor a hero. I just wanted to see what took this man’s life.”

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Post by Nene_Please on Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:20 am

Not sure if they will have the trail today. We are under a lot of sleet with temperatures not getting above 29. It may be better out their way but if anyone was traveling in it may be hard to get there if you are coming from the north side due to this weather. Us Texans never get snow just black ice.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:33 pm

Nene_Please wrote:Not sure if they will have the trail today. We are under a lot of sleet with temperatures not getting above 29. It may be better out their way but if anyone was traveling in it may be hard to get there if you are coming from the north side due to this weather. Us Texans never get snow just black ice.

Thank you so much Nene_Please!

Yes, the trial was cancelled yesterday due to the bad weather. It resumed today.
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:42 pm

Closing arguments begin in ‘American Sniper’ trial


Eddie Ray Routh, center, enters the court for his capital murder trial in Stephenville, Tex., on Tuesday, Feb. 24. Closing arguments began in the afternoon. (Michael Ainsworth/Reuters)

Closing arguments began Tuesday in the capital murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who killed the Navy SEAL, whose life was depicted in the movie “American Sniper,” and another man two years ago.

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The arguments are not being broadcast outside the court. But tweets posted by journalists watching the trial on a closed-circuit television system at the Erath County District Court in Stephenville, provide a glimpse at the proceedings. The closing argument by the prosecution was delivered by Assistant District Attorney Jane Starnes:


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"The need to be Eddie Routh's friend that day caused them to override" their suspicion of him, says prosecutor Jane Starnes. #snipertrial
4:24 PM - 24 Feb 2015


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\Starnes:"We're here to blame & hold accountable the man that put 12 or 13 bullets in those two men...We're not here to fix the VA system."
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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Feb 24, 2015 9:48 pm

Killing of 'American Sniper' Kyle no 'whodunit,' prosecutor says

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - The man charged with killing former U.S. Navy Seal Chris Kyle, the subject of the blockbuster movie "American Sniper," acted coldly and deliberately in carrying out his deadly ambush at a Texas gun range, a prosecutor said on Tuesday.

In closing arguments, prosecutor Jane Starnes told a jury in the rural Texas city of Stephenville that Eddie Ray Routh, 27, bided his time before fatally shooting Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield at the range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth in February 2013.

"The defendant did the murder. How much clearer can it be? This is not a whodunit case," she said. Prosecutors presented video and audio evidence where Routh admitted to the crime.

Defense lawyers have argued that Routh was a paranoid schizophrenic and should be declared innocent by reason of insanity. They have not refuted charges that Routh shot the two and fled the scene in Kyle's pickup truck.

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Tasha Tsiaperas @ttsiaperas  ·  1h    
Jury will be sequestered if they don't reach a verdict tonight. Could be hours before verdict is reached. #snipertrial


Tasha Tsiaperas @ttsiaperas   ·  2h  
Jury deliberating in capital murder trial of man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle & Chad Littlefield http://share.d-news.co/EmGdhoO


Tasha Tsiaperas @ttsiaperas   ·  2h    
Deliberations begin in capital murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh. #snipertrial


Tasha Tsiaperas @ttsiaperas   ·  2h  
Nash ends closing with: "Find him guilty." #snipertrial


Tasha Tsiaperas @ttsiaperas  ·  2h  
Nash: "[Routh] stands over Chad Littlefield as he's bleeding and dying" and reloaded his gun before fleeing. #snipertrial


Tasha Tsiaperas @ttsiaperas  ·  2h  
Nash refers to call bet Routh, reporter in which "his true colors came out then." Wasn't pretending to be insane on call. #snipertrial


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Nash pt 2: "and I'm tired of the proposition that if you have a mental illness, you can't be held responsible for what you do." #snipertrial


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Nash pt. 1: "Some of us heart disease, some of us have cancer...and we are good citizens and we are good neighbors..." #snipertrial


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NAsh:One of the biggest fights Routh and his ex-gf got into was when he got out of VA & immediately started smoking pot again. #snipertrial


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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:13 pm

Jury deliberating in capital murder trial of man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, his best friend

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Published: February 24, 2015 8:59 am

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STEPHENVILLE — The jury is deliberating in the capital murder trial of a Lancaster man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his best friend in February 2013.

Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine corporal, confessed to killing Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, but has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. The men took Routh to an Erath County gun range to help him with post-traumatic stress disorder.

An expert hired by defense attorneys said that Routh, 27, suffers from schizophrenia and was in a psychotic state when he killed the men on Feb. 2, 2013, at the Rough Creek Lodge and Resort.

But experts hired by prosecutors said that Routh was faking mental illness when he was arrested for the crime. They said he suffered from cannabis-induced psychosis, which means Routh cannot be found legally insane.

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'American Sniper' Trial: Verdict Reached in Double Murder Case

Feb 24, 2015, 10:07 PM ET
By MEGHAN KENEALLY


A Texas jury has reached a verdict at the trial of a former Marine accused of murdering famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield.

The verdict, which has not yet been revealed, will be read this evening.

Eddie Ray Routh has been on trial for the February 2013 murders of Kyle and Littlefield at a Texas gun range.

The judge instructed the jury of 10 women and two men that they were to consider three possible decisions: guilty, not guilty, or not guilty by reason of insanity.

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CBSN @CBSNLive  ·   5s    
JUST IN: Jury finds Eddie Ray Routh guilty of capital murder in "American Sniper" trial. http://cbsn.ws/1Dnseb7



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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:27 pm

LIVE NOW

GUILTY: EDDIE RAY ROUTH CONVICTED


http://cbsn.cbsnews.com/


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Post by CuriousPortlander on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:29 pm


That was fast! Thanks for link and all updates!

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You are welcome, CP!

I'm watching/listening about the conviction here:

http://cbsn.cbsnews.com/
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Because the prosecutor took the death penalty off the table, and he was found guilty of capital murder, he will spend the rest of his natural life in prison.
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CBSN @CBSNLive  ·  3m  
MORE: Eddie Ray Routh, found guilty, sentenced to life in prison without parole. http://cbsn.ws/1DnudMA  #snipertrial



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Post by CuriousPortlander on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:43 pm

Alessandra_Deux wrote:You are welcome, CP!

I'm watching/listening about the conviction here:

http://cbsn.cbsnews.com/

Me, too. Also watching on CNN.

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CBSN @CBSNLive  ·   4m    
Chad Littlefield's mother says family is "thrilled" by American Sniper trial guilty verdict: http://cbsn.ws/1D9o7g6

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Post by Alessandra_Deux on Tue Feb 24, 2015 10:56 pm

CuriousPortlander wrote:
Alessandra_Deux wrote:You are welcome, CP!

I'm watching/listening about the conviction here:

http://cbsn.cbsnews.com/

Me, too.  Also watching on CNN.


Me too.
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Guilty Verdict in 'American Sniper' Murder Trial | Eddie Ray Routh Guilty gets Life in Prison

Published on Feb 24, 2015

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CBS/AP / February 25, 2015, 7:47 AM

Victim's sibling to SEAL killer: You're "an American disgrace"

Last Updated Feb 25, 2015 8:42 AM EST

STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- A Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of famed "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield.

~Snipped~

Routh showed no reaction as a judge sentenced him to life in prison without parole, an automatic sentence since prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty in the capital murder case. As one of his victim's siblings called him an "American disgrace" shortly after, Routh looked back at the man intensely but didn't react otherwise.

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"We're so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight," Littlefield's mother, Judy Littlefield, said at a news conference outside the courthouse.

The Littlefield family had waited "two years for God to get justice for us," she said. "He was faithful."

Kyle's widow, Taya Kyle, had left the courtroom during the defense's closing statements earlier in the day and had not returned when the verdict was read.

During the trial, prosecutors asked her to testify about her life with Kyle. She was emotional when describing the last time she saw Chris alive, CBS News correspondent Manuel Bojorquez reports from Stephenville.

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Moving from Developing Stories to Closed.

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