Update: Man found guilty in ‘American Sniper’ trial

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Updated 2/24/15 at 10:06 p.m.

Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty in the ‘American Sniper’ murder trial of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.

He has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

(NBC News) — The trial of Eddie Ray Routh, the man accused of killing “American Sniper” Chris Kyle could soon go to the jury.

Testimony continued Tuesday with a crime scene specialist for the prosecution who told the jury Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield were shot at close range by Routh at what he called a “time of opportunity.”

Doctors for both the prosecution and defense have downplayed the role Routh’s Post Traumatic Stress played in the attack, but seem to agree on little else.

A forensic psychiatrist called by the defense says he suffers from a range of mental illness including schizophrenia, rambling about pigs “taking over the world,” and calling Kyle and Littlefield “pig assassins…sent to kill people.”

A doctor for the prosecution told jurors Routh wasn’t insane, but intoxicated when he gunned down the men, saying he drank whiskey and smoked marijuana before the murders, suggesting Routh was frustrated with his life and angry because the men weren’t talking to him.

That’s been the only real mention of a motive in the case.

Deliberation is expected to occur sometime this week.

Report a typo

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.