American Sniper Trial

Testimony concludes in ‘American Sniper’ trial


Forensics expert Howard Ryan testifies during the capital murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Michael Ainsworth, Pool)

Forensics expert Howard Ryan testifies during the capital murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville Texas, on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Michael Ainsworth, Pool)

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) — Testimony has concluded in the trial of an ex-Marine accused of killing “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man.

Attorneys in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh (ROWTH) are to deliver closing arguments by the end of the day Tuesday.

The final person to testify was defense rebuttal witness Dr. Mitchell Dunn, who had also testified earlier.

Under defense questioning, Dunn said he didn’t believe Routh was intoxicated when Kyle and Chad Littlefield were shot. Dunn said he thought Routh was psychotic at the time of the Feb. 2, 2013, shooting, and he didn’t think it was “marijuana-induced psychosis.”

Previously, Dunn testified that Routh tested positive for marijuana use each time he was hospitalized for suicidal tendencies.

Routh’s attorneys have mounted an insanity defense.

JOHN L. MONE

Source: AP

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