Eddie Ray Routh found guilty of the murder of Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle

During a nine-day trial, former Marine Eddie Ray Routh was found guilty of murdering Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in US history. He was sentenced to life in prison, evading the death penalty. Routh killed Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, who also volunteered to help veterans, on Feb. 2, 2013 in a gun range.

Routh pleading not guilty, backed by his main defense of being legally insane at the time. Obviously, this sparked some controversy over whether or not it still counted as murder. However, because of the current Texas law, a person can be convicted guilty of murder even with psychosis.

The jury was faced with deciding if Routh was guilty, not guilty, or guilty with insanity. The latter is what Routh hoped for. In under three hours, they decided he was guilty of first degree murder. He was sentenced to life in prison without parole.

The former Marine never gave any clear motive. To this day, he has given multiple strange reasons for the shooting. For instance, his defense attorneys said that Routh believed the two men were planning on killing him.