FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – The parents of Eddie Ray Routh, the man suspected of killing the nation’s deadliest sniper and his friend, released a statement regarding the deaths of the two men.
Routh, a veteran who had been diagnosed with PTSD, is charged with one count of capital murder and two counts of murder for the deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.
Routh is accused of shooting them both at a gun range in Erath County.
Routh’s attorney, J. Warren St. John, released the following statement on behalf of the family and a photo of Routh and his mother Jodi:
“Raymond and I want to express our deepest condolences to the Kyle and Littlefield families. We are incredibly heartbroken for your loss.
We wish we could thank Chris Kyle for his genuine interest in helping our son overcome his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
We want others with PTSD to know their struggle is recognized and we hope his tragedy will somehow help in getting greater care for and assistance to those in need.
No words can truly express the sorrow we feel for the Kyles and Littlefields, their extended family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all.”
-The Routh Family
Kyle and Littlefield were laid to rest earlier this month. Thousands attended Kyle’s memorial service, held at Cowboys Stadium.