The former Marine has been convicted in the murder of American Sniper author Chris Kyle and Kyle’s friend at a shooting range.
According to reports, a jury has found the former marine guilty of murder and is facing life in prison.
From The Hollywood Reporter:
Jurors returned the verdict Tuesday against Eddie Ray Routh, whose attorneys had mounted an insanity defense and said he suffered from psychosis. Since prosecutors didn’t seek the death penalty in the capital murder case, the 27-year-old receives an automatic life sentence without parole in the deaths of the famed Navy SEAL and Chad Littlefield.
The men had taken Routh out shooting in February 2013 after Routh’s mother asked Kyle to help him. Family members say Routh suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder after serving in Iraq and in Haiti.
Eddie Ray Routh’s murder conviction comes days after the American Sniper was snubbed for ‘Best Actor’ and ‘Best Picture’ at the Academy Awards.
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