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JUSTICE: ‘American Sniper’ Killer Found GUILTY Of Murder

Life in prison without the possibility of parole

A Texas jury has delivered a guilty verdict for Eddie Ray Routh, the ex-Marine who killed Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, at a Texas shooting range.

Prosecutors in the case had decided not to seek the death penalty, so Routh has received a sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

Littlefield’s mother, Judy, spoke to reporters after the verdict was read.

“We just want to say that we’ve waited two years for God to get justice for us on behalf of our son and as always God has proved to be faithful, and we’re so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight”.

Routh, 27, had plead not guilty by reason of insanity, but prosecutors were successful in proving beyond a reasonable doubt that he knew what he was doing at the time of the murder.

The verdict comes on the tail end of a story that has captivated a nation with the success of the book about Kyle’s life “American Sniper,” which was turned into an Academy Award nominated film with Bradley Cooper starring as Chris Kyle.

And while the movie may have gotten snubbed at the Oscars, the verdict may bring some closure to the families of the victims.


Matt Schuck

Staff Writer

Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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