STEPHENVILLE (AP) – The trial of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle resumed Tuesday after a delay a day earlier due to inclement weather.
Prosecutors had been expected to continue on Monday their rebuttal against the insanity defense of Eddie Ray Routh, but icy conditions forced a postponement. They picked up again Tuesday morning.
Routh’s attorneys presented their case last week, arguing that he was legally insane when he shot Kyle and another man two years ago. Prosecutors then called two experts who argued Routh was legally responsible.
The jury could receive the case this week. Routh faces life in prison without parole if convicted in the killings, which drew extra attention because of Kyle’s memoir and the film it inspired.
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