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Jesse Ventura's Suit Against Dead Navy SEAL Begins

'American Sniper' author said he punched out the ex-governor

(Newser) - A truly strange court proceeding kicked off in Minnesota this week, as former governor/professional wrestler Jesse Ventura brought his defamation suit against murdered American Sniper author Chris Kyle. The Washington Post has a great recap of the dispute, which stems from Kyle's 2012 book. In it, Kyle writes that... More »

Sniper Suspect May Have Photos of Victims on Phone

Police believe images show Chris Kyle, Chad Littlefield before their deaths

(Newser) - Eddie Ray Routh's cellphone may contain pictures of the alleged killer posing alongside American Sniper author Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield before their deaths at a Texas shooting range, the AP reports. Police have obtained a search warrant for the phone's pictures, text messages, and recent call activity.... More »

Sniper Suspect Left Hospital 2 Days Before Shooting

Routh lawyer wants psychiatric exam

(Newser) - Despite family opposition, Eddie Ray Routh was released from the hospital two days before the shootings of American Sniper author Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield, a lawyer for Routh says. Routh's court-appointed legal team wants a psychiatric exam for the suspect to see if he's capable of... More »

Sniper Suspect Had 2 Stays in Mental Hospital

After shootings, Routh said he 'traded his soul for a new truck'

(Newser) - Eddie Ray Routh was taken to a mental hospital twice in the five months before he was accused in the murder of American Sniper author Chris Kyle and a friend, according to police records seen by the AP . The 25-year-old Iraq veteran was first hospitalized after threatening to kill his... More »

Guards Tase, Tie Down American Sniper Suspect

Eddie Ray Routh lashes out in jail: authorities

(Newser) - Police got rough with the alleged killer of US sniper Chris Kyle last night, Tasering him in his jail cell and tying him to a chair, ABC News reports. Authorities say guards at the central Texas jail Tasered Eddie Ray Routh , 25, when he refused to return his dinner tray,... More »

Suspect in American Sniper's Murder a Vet He Was Helping

Chris Kyle was helping Eddie Ray Routh deal with PTSD, authorities say

(Newser) - The former Navy SEAL sniper shot dead alongside a friend at a Texas shooting range yesterday appears to have been killed by a troubled Iraq War veteran he was trying to help, authorities say. Travis Cox, director of a nonprofit veterans' organization that American Sniper author Chris Kyle helped found,... More »

American Sniper Shot to Death at Gun Range

Former SEAL Chris Kyle, author of book, killed in Texas

(Newser) - Chris Kyle, the man who detailed his 160-some kills during a decade as a Navy SEAL in the book American Sniper, has been killed at a Texas gun range, reports Reuters . Another man, Chad Littlefield, was also shot dead, and the AP reports that authorities have charged a suspect, Eddie... More »

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