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STEPHENVILLE (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Prosecutors were scheduled to continue their rebuttal against the defense of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle.
But the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, originally expected to resume on Monday morning in Stephenville, was delayed until 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday due to sleet and cold temperatures in North Texas.
Routh’s attorneys presented their case last week, arguing Routh was legally insane when he shot Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield two years ago. Prosecutors then called two mental health experts who argued that while he used alcohol and marijuana, Routh was legally responsible.
The jury could receive the case later this week.
Routh faces life in prison without parole if convicted of the killings, which have received extra attention due to the popular film based on Kyle’s memoir.
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