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Re: 'American Sniper' Author Chris Kyle Fatally Shot at Texas Gun Range

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The guy took part in the invasion of Iraq which we now KNOW was based on lies which made him an invader. He did the Iraqis no favors or did he?

Are you the type that thinks killing because the govt told you to isn't really killing simply because govt told you? If so that's pretty stupid. This man lived by and made a damn good living solely off the gun. You can't deny that.

What did he expect to happen? He divulged things that should of been kept secret for his own safety on national news for all to see. I know he had plenty enemies but did he know? I guess not. RIP Pat Tillman, a true hero.
Killing is killing. War is war. I dont agree with ALL of the aspects of the iraqui war...especially since it was started based on a LIE.

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Re: 'American Sniper' Author Chris Kyle Fatally Shot at Texas Gun Range

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Eddie Ray Routh guilty of American Sniper Chris Kyle's murder, sentenced to life without parole

A Texas jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of the murder of US Navy Seal Chris Kyle, who wrote American Sniper, and his friend Chad Littlefield.

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The judge sentenced Routh to life in prison without parole; prosecutors had not sought the death penalty.

Defence lawyers for Routh said the 27-year-old was psychotic at the time of the shootings two years ago.

But prosecutors said Routh was aware of what he was doing when he gunned the pair down at a Texas gun range in 2013.

The film based on Kyle's memoir of his four tours of duty in Iraq was nominated for best film at the Oscars this year.

The former Navy Seal, who has the most recorded kills of any US sniper, was shot and killed along with Littlefield at a rural shooting range south-west of Fort Worth.

Having retired from the military, Kyle had been helping other veterans deal with combat-related stress and mental health issues.

On the day of the killings, Kyle and Littlefield took Routh with them to go shooting after the defendant's mother asked for help in dealing with her troubled son.

Routh, who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, was under extreme mental distress and was convinced the two men would turn on him on the day of the killing, his lawyers argued.

The court also heard that Routh was under the influence of marijuana and alcohol at the time of the shooting.

In addition, he had been prescribed anti-psychotic medication often used for schizophrenia, reported the Associated Press news agency.

Defence lawyers said Routh had been mentally affected by the time he spent helping earthquake relief efforts in Haiti with the Marines in 2010.

He had pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder on grounds of insanity.

However a psychologist testified for prosecutors that Routh was not legally insane, but instead had a paranoid disorder made worse by his drink and cannabis abuse, according to the Associated Press.

As prosecutors had not sought the death penalty, the sentence of life imprisonment without parole was imposed automatically by the judge.
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I wonder why he did it. I mean, in more detail.

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I wonder why he did it. I mean, in more detail.
He was crazy.

He thought that they were going to kill him, so he killed them first.

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Texas law defines insanity as weather or not the person knew what they were doing was against the law.

So basically if you think that satellites are sending messages to you that someone is going to kill you, so you kill them before they get a chance, you're not insane

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He shouldn't have been sentenced to life if that's why he did it Maybe life in a psych ward...

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He shouldn't have been sentenced to life if that's why he did it Maybe life in a psych ward...
Where I live that's likely what would have happened.

It came out in trial that Kyle had actually texted or otherwise told someone that the killer was completely nuts, just before it happened.
The killer was also a veteran, with serious issues related to it.

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