Iraq War vet accused in shooting on suicide watch

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February 4, 2013
photo - FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Erath County Sheriff's Office shows Eddie Ray Routh, who was charged with killing former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says Routh, 25, was shocked with a stun gun and restrained in his jail cell Sunday night after becoming aggressive. (AP Photo/Erath County Sheriff's Office, File) Photo by HOPD
FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Erath County Sheriff's Office shows Eddie Ray Routh, who was charged with killing former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range southwest of Fort Worth, Texas, on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says Routh, 25, was shocked with a stun gun and restrained in his jail cell Sunday night after becoming aggressive. (AP Photo/Erath County Sheriff's Office, File) Photo by HOPD 

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A Texas sheriff says the man charged with killing a former Navy SEAL and his friend was shocked with a stun gun and restrained in his jail cell after becoming aggressive.

Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh is on suicide watch.

Bryant says Routh also appeared ready to assault jailers Sunday night when they entered Routh's solitary confinement cell because he refused to return his food tray. Bryant says after using the stun gun once, jailers put Routh in a chair that restrains his arms and legs.

Routh is charged with fatally shooting Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling book "American Sniper," and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range Saturday.

The sheriff says Routh has an attorney but hasn't met with him.

Iraq War vet accused in shooting on suicide watch

Updated: February 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — A Texas sheriff says the man charged with killing a former Navy SEAL and his friend was shocked with a stun gun and restrained in his jail cell after becoming aggressive. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh is on suicide watch. Bryant says...

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