BREAKING: Guilty Verdict Reached in ‘American Sniper’ Trial

A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murder in the ‘American Sniper’ trial. Routh was found guilty of the capital murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.

Kyle and Littlefield were gunned down at a gun range two years ago. “No one disputed that Routh shot and killed the men. But defense attorneys say Routh was insane. Prosecutors dismiss that claim outright.

“Ladies and gentleman, that is not insanity. That is just cold, calculated capital murder. He is guilty of capital murder. He is not in any way insane,” said attorney Jane Starnes during closing arguments.

She claimed Routh knew the difference between right and wrong.

Starnes urged jurors to “follow the law,” allowing the law to guide them “to the true and correct verdict.”

For its part, the defense pointed to Routh’s long history of mental illness. “He killed those men because he had a delusion. He believed in his mind that they were going to kill him,” said attorney J. Warren St. John.

In the end, the trial lasted nine days with the jury deliberating for only a few hours before finding Routh unanimously guilty. After the verdict was announced, the judge immediately sentenced Routh to confinement for life without the possibility of parole.

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