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Chris Kyle Verdict Reached, Read The Powerful Impact Statements

Family members of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield offered their reactions to the verdict that found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of capital murder.

Littlefield’s family delivered emotional victim impact statements directly to Routh immediately after the guilty verdict was handed down.

“You took the lives of two heroes who were trying to help you,” Don Littlefield, Chad’s father, told Routh.

“Your acts have put you in a world you cannot escape,” the father said.

KDFW-TV reporter Fil Alvarado tweeted more of the moving impact statements. “State of Texas has decided to spare your life. More than you gave Chad,” one family member said to Routh.

“Routh faced Chad Littlefield’s father during impact statement. Did not turn away,” Alvarado said.

Judy Littlefield, Chad’s mother, gave thanks to God for finally bringing her family “justice” after their terrible loss.

“We just wanted to say that we have waited two years for God to get justice for us on behalf of our son,” Judy Littlefield said during a post-trail press briefing last night. “And as always, God has proven to be that faithful. And we are so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight. And thank you guys for being so compassionate and treating us with respect and honoring us.”

Routh was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.


Jerome Hudson

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Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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