Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty of murdering American Sniper author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas shooting range.

Jurors returned the verdict against the former Marine, whose lawyers had mounted an insanity defence and argued he suffered from psychosis.

The 27-year-old was given an automatic life sentence without parole at a court in Stephenville, Texas, for the deaths of the Navy SEAL and his friend Chad Littlefield.

They had taken Routh out shooting at the Rough Creek Lodge and Resort on 2 February 2013 after the defendant’s mother asked Kyle to help him.

Kyle had been helping to counsel troubled veterans with shooting trips and talks…. see more

 

source: skynews