'American Sniper' Trial: Killer's Mental State In Focus
The odd mental health claims of Eddie Ray Routh are in focus one week into his murder trial for killing famed sniper Chris Kyle and his friend.By Jasmine Bailey | February 19, 2015
As the trial of Eddie Ray Routh entered its seventh day Thursday, the court's focus turned to some odd revelations about his mental state.
Routh is accused of killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. He confessed to shooting both men at point blank range after his arrest in 2013.
After being arrested Routh defended his actions during the interrogation. Referring to Chris Kyle he said, “If I did not take down his soul, he was going to take down mine.”