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American Sniper Killer Found Guilty

He gets life for killing Chris Kyle, friend

(Newser) - A former Marine has been convicted in the deaths of the author of American Sniper and another man at a shooting range in Texas two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis. The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest... More »

Sniper Suspect Killed 'Because They Wouldn't Talk to Me'

Witness recalls Eddie Ray Routh's words after arrest

(Newser) - The man accused of killing American Sniper Chris Kyle and a friend says he did it because the two men wouldn't talk to him, according to a witness for the prosecution. Gene Cole, a former sheriff's deputy, told a jury Friday that he overheard remarks by accused gunman... More »

American Sniper Trial Begins With Focus on PTSD

PTSD sufferers fear further stigma as defense plans insanity argument

(Newser) - The trial of the ex-Marine accused of murdering American Sniper Chris Kyle begins today, and the much-watched case is likely to last about two weeks, NBC News reports. Jurors in Stephenville, Texas, will receive 24-hour-a-day security as they deliberate over what looks to be the trial's key question: whether... More »

Emotions High on Eve of American Sniper Trial

Lawyers for Eddie Ray Routh, accused killer of Chris Kyle, wanted change of venue

(Newser) - While Hollywood celebrities debate the politics underlying American Sniper, new drama is set to unfold in Stephenville, Texas. The trial of 27-year-old Eddie Ray Routh, accused of murdering Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (on whom the movie was based) and friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range in 2013, will begin... More »

Bradley Cooper Ate 8K Calories a Day to Play Sniper

And more movie news

(Newser) - American Sniper won the box office this weekend, bringing in $90.2 million in three days—a feat that broke January records, USA Today reports. Meanwhile, the Chris Kyle biopic is making headlines in other ways:
  • In order to put on the 40 pounds he needed to play Kyle, Bradley
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Eastwood's Sniper Is His 'Best in Years'

Bradley Cooper delivers as the US' deadliest sniper

(Newser) - An Oscar nominee for best picture, American Sniper stars Bradley Cooper as the late Navy SEAL Chris Kyle , considered the deadliest sniper in US history. Based on Kyle's 2012 autobiography, the Clint Eastwood-directed flick follows the soldier to war and back. Is it worth the journey? Here's what... More »

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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