Another slap in the face to the family and friends of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. Can you believe this? Eddie Ray Routh has, through his lawyer, asked for a new trial! Why? Well according to his lawyer he was “suffering from mental illness” at the time of the murders. His lawyer also added the Eddie thought that Chris and Chad were plotting to kill him.
Check out this article by Rob Milford, Breitbart:
The man who shot and killed “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range in Erath County in February 2013 now wants a new trial. He was convicted only a year ago in those murders.
Three years ago, former Navy SEAL and national hero Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were shot and killed by a former U.S. Marine with PTSD. Eddie Ray Routh was convicted of those murders last year, and sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Now, Routh’s attorney, Warren St. John says his client wants a new trial. Routh was “suffering from severe mental illness” and “did not know his actions were wrong,” according to a brief filed in the state’s 11th District Court of Appeals. The brief continues …….