American Sniper Trial

Prosecutors rebut ‘American Sniper’ suspect insanity defense


Eddie Ray Routh walks acros the court during his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Stephenville, Texas. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero,Pool)

Eddie Ray Routh walks acros the court during his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Stephenville, Texas. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero,Pool)

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Prosecutors are scheduled to continue their rebuttal against the defense of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.

The trial of Eddie Ray Routh is expected to resume Monday in Stephenville, though sleet and cold temperatures in North Texas could force a delay.

Routh’s attorneys presented their case last week, arguing Routh was legally insane when he shot Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield two years ago. Prosecutors then called two mental health experts who argued that while he used alcohol and marijuana, Routh was legally responsible.

The jury could receive the case later this week.

Routh faces life in prison without parole if convicted of the killings, which have received extra attention due to the popular film based on Kyle’s memoir.

Source: AP

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