American Sniper Killer: ‘I Had To Kill A Man’
[su_right_ad]The court is likely to hear the 50 minute confession of Chris Kyle’s killer, Eddie Ray Routh. Rough also killed Chad Littlefield, who was shot at the same time.
The former Marine, 27, is accused of gunning down famed ex-Navy SEAL Sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield after they took him to a Texas shooting range in February 2013.
His attorneys have claimed the defendant, who had PTSD, was in a psychotic state at the time and he has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. At the end of the trial, jurors must decide whether or not he intentionally committed the murders and knew that his actions were wrong.
As the trial enters its second week, Texas Ranger Danny Briley is expected to take the stand. Briley recorded Routh’s 50-minute confession just hours after he murdered the two men…
In the video, he reportedly says: ‘I knew if I did not take his soul, he was going to take mine. I had to kill a man today. It wasn’t a want to. It was a need. I was going to be the next one up there getting my head shot.’
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Foundryman February 16th, 2015 at 1:56 pm
PTSD is fast becoming a very valid reason to keep our troops out of war unless our shores are directly attacked/invaded.
fahvel February 17th, 2015 at 2:47 am
didn’t kyle intentionally commit murder?
illinoisboy1977 February 19th, 2015 at 6:45 pm
Nope! He engaged enemy targets, who were a danger to American fighting men and women. That’s not murder, it’s combat.
illinoisboy1977 February 19th, 2015 at 6:48 pm
He wasn’t “insane” by legal definition. He still knew that what he’d done was wrong. Give him the needle and call it a day.
2TallTim February 21st, 2015 at 4:35 am
I’ve been to bars, and night clubs with a buddy who is a wheelchair user. Returned vets see a guy in a wheelchair and think it might be from a war injury. They run up to him and frantically ask if he was hurt, disabled, injured in a war (Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.). Then he has to explain that he has a degenerative disease that has partially paralyzed him. These guys act very hyper, and frustrated, they go ahead and blurt out their stories of being shot, or shot at, explosions, how dangerous and scary it was, and such. They pull up their shirts to show us literal ‘battle scars’. Their nervous behavior is so frantic, fidgety, nervous, It’s obvious that they want and need to talk things out with others who have been in similar situations. They clearly have some sort of PTSD. Something that their alcohol intake is helping to reveal.