Eddie Ray Routh

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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 »

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 »

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 »

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