The news has been broadcasting and covering the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the former Marine who was responsible for the death of American patriot, Chris Kyle, and it took a jury less than two hours to convict the Routh for capital murder.
“We have waited two years for God to give us justice on behalf of our son. And as always, God has proven to be faithful, and we’re so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight,” a moving statement given by the mother of Chad Littlefield, the man who died along side former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle.
While many feel that justice has been brought for the two departed, the widow of Kyle, Taya, was so upset that she had to leave the courthouse during the defenses closing statement. She left right after she cursed and slammed her hand on the wall.
Attorneys brought up the subject that Routh’s mother should have warned Kyle about his violent nature, and that he could have been a threat based on his past actions.
Routh who admitted to killing Kyle and Littlefield two years ago still pleaded guilty, and according to reporters, he showed no visible emotions when the verdict was read. While Routh’s family and attorneys claimed that the convicted suffers from psychotic episodes, prosecutors say that his episodes are sparked because of alchol and marijuana abuse.
Author, Warren St. John, released a statement in Routh’s defense saying, “He didn’t kill those men because of who he wanted to be, he killed those men because he had a delusion. He thought that they were going to kill him.”
Meanwhile District Attorney Jane Starnes stated, “That is not insanity. That is just cold, calculated capital murder. Routh is guilty of capital murder and he was not by any means insane.”
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