A forensics expert testified Tuesday that “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle had no time to react when an ex-Marine opened fire on him at a shooting range two years ago.
The trial of the man charged with killing Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle is expected to resume Tuesday after a delay a day earlier due to inclement weather.
The trial of Eddie Routh, originally expected to resume on Monday in Stephenville, was delayed until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to sleet and cold temperatures in North Texas.
The defense team rested its case on Thursday in the highly-publicized murder trial of Eddie Routh. But testimony is not over yet in the Stephenville courtroom.
Attorneys for the former Marine accused of fatally shooting “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and another man are set to present their third day of an insanity defense.
On the first full day of defense witnesses in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, his girlfriend- Jennifer Weed, his sister and brother in law testified before the court on Wednesday.
Wednesday was the first full day that the defense got to make their case in the Eddie Routh murder trial, and they called his sister and brother-in-law to the witness stand.
Eddie Routh’s mother testifies she did not know her son was going to a shooting range.
Defense attorneys for Eddie Routh began Tuesday by asking that the judge declare a mistrial. They claimed that a witness for the prosecution committed perjury last week.
During Monday’s testimony, jurors saw Eddie Routh’s confession on the night of the killings, and heard him admit he knew what he did was wrong.
After several days of evidence focused on the mental health of the former Marine accused in the fatal shootings of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend, the trial of Eddie Routh is set to resume Monday.
Authorities found marijuana, a nearly empty bottle of whiskey and anti-psychotic medication while searching Eddie Routh’s home after death of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.