Man Arraigned In Marine Sniper Slaying

Category: Media & Culture / Feb 04, 2013 11:31AM EDT
The man accused of gunning down former U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle was arraigned on two counts of capital murder on Sunday (February 3), according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Eddie Ray Routh, 25, was accused of killing Kyle, 38, and Chad Littlefield, 35, a neighbor of Kyle, on Saturday afternoon (February 2) at the Rough Creek Lodge, about 50 miles (80km) southwest of Fort Worth, Texas. Kyle, considered one of America's deadliest snipers after killing 160 people during his career as a U.S. Navy SEAL sniper, wrote the book "American Sniper" about his military service from 1999 to 2009. Routh, described in local media reports as a former Marine who suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), was arrested at his Lancaster, Texas home several hours after the shooting, having led police on a chase in his pickup truck. According to a posting on a website run by members of the Special Operations Forces community, Kyle had been volunteering his time to help Marine Corps veterans suffering from PTSD and mentoring them. Video Source: NBC / ERATH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE HANDOUT