'American Sniper' Murder Trial Centers Around PTSD
Eddie Ray Routh, the man accused of killing "American Sniper" Chris Kyle, is set to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.By Steven Sparkman | February 5, 2015
When the trial begins next week for the man accused of murdering Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield, court officials will have trimmed down a group of 800 residents to a single jury.
It definitely won't be easy. The lawyer for Eddie Ray Routh has argued Kyle's fame will make finding a neutral jury a nearly-impossible task. And the jury's job will be equally difficult: trying to decide whether a mental illness played a role in Kyle's death. (Video via KDFW)
Kyle, the author of "American Sniper" and subject of the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, was an Iraq War veteran who detailed his struggles adapting to civilian life and founded several organizations meant to help others who faced the same challenges. (Video via TBS / "Conan")