A deeper look into the ‘American Sniper’ Trial

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- It took the jury less than two and half hours to reach a verdict in the "American Sniper" murder trial, and an hour of that was spent eating dinner.

"We the jury find the defendant Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the felony offense of capital murder as charged in the indictment."

Apparently the jury didn't buy the defense's claim of insanity when Routh shot and killed Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.

Defense attorney Tim Moore said, "At the time of this tragedy, Eddie Routh was insane."

Instead, focusing on other evidence like Routh's confession. They heard the defendant in his own words.

"Officer: You know what you did today was wrong.  You understand that?

Routh: Yes sir."

Since this was not a death penalty case, the judge issued the possible sentence which was life in prison without the possibility of parole. Outside the courtroom, Littlefield's mother Judy had this reaction, "We've waited two years for God to get justice for us on behalf of our son and as always :12 God has proved to be faithful."

Kyle's wife, Taya, left the courtroom in tears during closing arguments after being the first witness during the trial and sitting through every day of testimony.

The trial is over, but the whole ordeal will never be over for the families of Chad Littlefield and Chris Kyle.

 

 

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