Jury reached verdict in 'American Sniper' killing trial - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Jury reached verdict in 'American Sniper' killing trial

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - The Stephenville Police Department says jurors have reached a verdict in the trial of the ex-Marine charged in the killing of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man.

Eddie Ray Routh is charged in the February 2013 slayings at a Texas shooting range. His attorneys have mounted an insanity defense.

The jury's verdict was going to be announced Tuesday night.

Prosecutors say that whatever episodes Routh suffers are self-induced through alcohol and marijuana abuse and that he should still be held accountable.

The trial has drawn extra attention because of Kyle's memoir and the blockbuster film it inspired.

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