… Eddie Ray Routh may be guilty of murder, but in my books he’s certainly innocent and a patriot at that for wiping and squashing the inglorious “American Sniper“…just sayin’
A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murdering two men at a firing range, including former US Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose life was featured in the blockbuster movie ‘American Sniper.’
After he was found guilty, a Texas judge sentenced 27-year-old Routh to life in prison without parole. Routh, a former Marine, was accused of killing not only Kyle, but also his friend, Chad Littlefield, at a firing range near Forth Worth, Texas. The verdict was delivered after less than three hours of deliberation.
“You took the lives of two heroes, men that tried to be a friend to you. You became an American disgrace,” Littlefield’s brother-in-law, Jerry Richardson, said of Routh in court after the sentence was handed down, Reuters reported.
During the trial, defense attorneys for Routh did not try to argue that he was not responsible for killing Kyle and Littlefield back in February 2013. However, they claimed that Routh is insane, and that he was “in the grips of psychosis” when he pulled the trigger.