<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> crime]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/crime Tue, 03 Mar 2015 19:56:33 -0700 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Man convicted in deaths of 'American Sniper' author, friend]]> The Associated Press http://gazette.com/man-convicted-in-deaths-of-american-sniper-author-friend/article/1546842?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/man-convicted-in-deaths-of-american-sniper-author-friend/article/1546842?custom_click=rss

STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.

The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest, in part because of the blockbuster film based on former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's memoir about his four tours in Iraq.

Since prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty in the capital murder case, the 27-year-old receives an automatic life sentence without parole in the deaths of Kyle and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield.



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STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- A former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of the "American Sniper" author and another man at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.

The trial of Eddie Ray Routh has drawn intense interest, in part because of the blockbuster film based on former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle's memoir about his four tours in Iraq.

Since prosecutors didn't seek the death penalty in the capital murder case, the 27-year-old receives an automatic life sentence without parole in the deaths of Kyle and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield.

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