Weather delays American Sniper trial

2015-02-23 22:43
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Stephenville - Inclement weather has delayed the murder trial of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and American Sniper author Chris Kyle.

Prosecutors were scheduled on Monday to continue their rebuttal against the defence of Eddie Ray Routh, but icy conditions forced proceedings to be cancelled. The trial will resume on Tuesday.

Routh's attorneys presented their case last week, arguing he was legally insane when he shot Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield two years ago. Prosecutors then called two mental health experts who argued that while Routh used alcohol and marijuana, he was legally responsible.

The jury could receive the case later this week.

Routh faces life in prison without parole if convicted of the killings, which have received extra attention due to the popular film based on Kyle's memoir.

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