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  • Attorneys dispute DNA in 'American Sniper' case

    April 1, 2014 8:18 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A judge is expected to decide what evidence to have tested for DNA ahead of the trial of the man charged with killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle. State District Judge Jason Cashon has set a 10 a.m. Tuesday hearing in the case of Eddie Ray... more »
  • Attorneys argue over arrest tape in sniper's death

    March 7, 2014 7:12 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A Texas judge will decide whether to let jurors hear the tape of a man accused of killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle admit to the shooting. Eddie Ray Routh appeared in court Friday in Stephenville, southwest of Dallas. The 25-year-old Routh is charged with capital... more »
  • Attorneys argue over arrest tape in sniper's death

    March 7, 2014 7:10 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A Texas judge will decide whether to let jurors hear the tape of a man accused of killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle admit to the shooting. Eddie Ray Routh appeared in court Friday in Stephenville, southwest of Dallas. The 25-year-old Routh is charged with capital... more »
  • Suspect in 'American Sniper' killing in court

    February 18, 2014 5:11 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) The death-penalty case against a North Texas man accused of killing former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man remains on track for a May trial. Eddie Ray Routh sat quietly Tuesday during a pretrial hearing in which a judge heard more than 40 motions from... more »
  • Suspect in 'American Sniper' killing in court

    February 18, 2014 11:20 AM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) The death-penalty case against a North Texas man accused of killing former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man remains on track for a May trial. State District Judge Jason Cashon heard more than 40 motions Tuesday in the case of Eddie Ray Routh, charged with... more »
  • Trial set for man charged in death of ex-SEAL Kyle

    January 7, 2014 5:09 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) The North Texas man accused of killing former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man is set to go to trial in May. Eddie Ray Routh (rowth) has been charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the Feb. 2, 2013, slayings of Kyle,... more »
  • Man indicted in deaths of former SEAL Kyle, friend

    July 24, 2013 5:33 PM

    DALLAS (AP) The North Texas man accused of killing former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man has been indicted. Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine and Iraqi war veteran charged with killing Kyle and a friend at an Erath County gun range in February, was indicted Wednesday on... more »
  • Texas House honors former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

    February 28, 2013 11:31 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas House has unanimously passed a resolution honoring slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Waxahachie Republican Rep. Jim Pitts said Kyle, who authored the best-selling book "American Sniper," ''was clearly dedicated to the idea of putting others first." Pitts said that in a perfect world, Kyle... more »
  • Texas House honors former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle

    February 28, 2013 10:54 AM

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) The Texas House has unanimously passed a resolution honoring slain former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. Waxahachie Republican Rep. Jim Pitts said Kyle, who authored the best-selling book "American Sniper," ''was clearly dedicated to the idea of putting others first." Pitts said that in a perfect world, Kyle... more »
  • Parents of gun range killings suspect thank victim

    February 26, 2013 5:39 PM

    DALLAS (AP) The parents of the man accused of killing former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle on a Texas gun range are publicly thanking the celebrated sniper for helping their son deal with post-traumatic stress disorder. The mother of Eddie Ray Routh said Tuesday she and her husband want others with... more »
  • Family of victim in gun range death defends outing

    February 8, 2013 8:05 PM

    MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) The family of a man slain at a Texas shooting range defended the notion of helping troubled war veterans through target practice. Relatives of Chad Littlefield spoke Friday after his funeral in Midlothian, southwest of Dallas. Investigators say Littlefield and his friend, former Navy SEAL sniper Chris... more »
  • Man slain with American Sniper hailed

    February 8, 2013 5:05 PM

    MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) Mourners have turned out by the hundreds to pay tribute to a man slain with "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle at a North Texas shooting range. Chad Littlefield died with the former Navy SEAL sniper. At a Friday funeral at the First Baptist Church in Midlothian, friends... more »
  • Slain Iraq War veteran remembered for commitment

    February 8, 2013 4:57 PM

    MIDLOTHIAN, Texas (AP) Mourners turned out by the hundreds to pay tribute to one of two Iraq War veterans gunned down at a North Texas shooting range. Chad Littlefield died with former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. At a Friday funeral at the First Baptist Church in... more »
  • Cops: Photos may show Navy sniper before death

    February 7, 2013 8:08 PM

    LANCASTER, Texas (AP) A cellphone seized from the home of an Iraq War veteran accused of killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend may contain pictures of him with the victims before their deaths at a Texas shooting range, according to police documents released Thursday. The phone, a... more »
  • Cops: Photos may show Navy sniper before death

    February 7, 2013 8:01 PM

    LANCASTER, Texas (AP) Police say a cellphone seized from the home of an Iraq War veteran accused of killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend may contain pictures of him with the victims before their deaths at a Texas shooting range. Documents released Thursday by Lancaster police show... more »
  • Police say vet's phone may have victims' photos

    February 7, 2013 4:05 PM

    LANCASTER, Texas (AP) Police say a cellphone seized from an Iraq War veteran's home may contain pictures of a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend before the two were killed at a Texas shooting range. A Lancaster Police Department inventory sheet and other documents released Thursday show several items... more »
  • Lawyer to seek psych exam for vet in SEAL's death

    February 6, 2013 5:34 PM

    DALLAS (AP) An attorney for the Iraq War veteran accused of killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend at a Texas shooting range said Wednesday that he will ask for a court-appointed psychiatrist to examine his client. R. Shay Isham, who was appointed by the court to represent... more »
  • 911 call, document shed light on vet's mindset

    February 5, 2013 7:00 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A 911 recording and documents released Tuesday reveal more about the possible state of mind of the Iraq War veteran charged with gunning down a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend at a Texas shooting range. Eddie Ray Routh told his sister and brother-in-law that... more »
  • Sheriff: Vet charged in shootings won't see lawyer

    February 5, 2013 1:37 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) A Texas sheriff says the Iraq War veteran charged with gunning down a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend has refused to meet with his family or court-appointed attorney. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says Eddie Ray Routh remained in his cell Tuesday instead of... more »
  • Records: Veteran had been taken to mental hospital

    February 5, 2013 2:06 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The Iraq War veteran charged with gunning down two men on a Texas shooting range including a highly decorated former Navy SEAL sniper had been taken to a mental hospital twice in recent months and told authorities he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, according to police... more »
  • Records: Veteran had been taken to mental hospital

    February 5, 2013 2:04 AM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Police documents say the Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range told a relative that he "traded his soul for a new truck." An Erath County arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA-TV says Eddie... more »
  • Records: Veteran had been in mental hospital

    February 4, 2013 8:37 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past five months and told authorities he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, police records show.... more »
  • Records: Veteran had been in mental hospital

    February 4, 2013 7:48 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past five months and told authorities that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, police records... more »
  • Records: Veteran had been in mental hospital

    February 4, 2013 7:20 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past five months and told authorities that he was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, police records... more »
  • Affidavit: Iraq War vet refers to stolen truck

    February 4, 2013 5:52 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Police documents say the Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range told a relative that he "traded his soul for a new truck." An Erath County arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA-TV says Eddie... more »
  • Affidavit: Iraq War vet refers to stolen truck

    February 4, 2013 5:43 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Police documents say the Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range told a relative that he "traded his soul for a new truck." An Erath County arrest warrant affidavit obtained by WFAA-TV says Eddie... more »
  • Records: Iraq War vet had been in mental hospital

    February 4, 2013 5:21 PM

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend on a Texas shooting range had been taken to a mental hospital twice in the past four months, police records show. Eddie Ray Routh was taken to a mental hospital on... more »
  • Iraq War vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

    February 3, 2013 7:37 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) An Iraq War veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and a friend turned a gun on the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. Eddie Ray Routh, of Lancaster, was arraigned early Sunday in the deaths of Kyle,... more »
  • Iraq War vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

    February 3, 2013 6:30 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) An Iraq War veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and a friend turned a gun on the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. Eddie Ray Routh, of Lancaster, was arraigned early Sunday in the deaths of Kyle,... more »
  • Iraq vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

    February 3, 2013 5:11 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend turned a gun onto the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned early Sunday in... more »
  • Iraq vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

    February 3, 2013 4:02 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend turned a gun onto the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned early Sunday in... more »
  • Iraq vet charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL

    February 3, 2013 3:36 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend turned his gun onto the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned early Sunday on... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 2:47 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old Iraq war veteran charged with murdering former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend turned his semi-automatic handgun onto the pair while they were at a Texas shooting range, authorities said Sunday. Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned early Sunday... more »
  • Official: Semi-automatic used to kill ex-Navy SEAL

    February 3, 2013 2:17 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) Authorities say a 25-year-old military veteran used a semi-automatic handgun to kill former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend at a Texas gun range. Capt. Jason Upshaw with the Erath County Sheriff's Office says the handgun was found at Routh's home. Routh... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 1:44 PM

    STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting at a central Texas gun range that killed former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a news... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 11:41 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting at a central Texas gun range that killed former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 11:08 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting at a central Texas gun range that killed former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 10:48 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting at a central Texas gun range that killed former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 10:40 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old man was charged with murder in connection with a shooting at a central Texas gun range that killed former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and his friend, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 9:38 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old man was charged with murder in the deaths of former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas gun range, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a news release that 25-year-old... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 9:28 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) A 25-year-old man was charged with murder in the deaths of former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas gun range, the Texas Department of Public Safety said Sunday. Sgt. Lonny Haschel said in a news release that 25-year-old... more »
  • Man charged in fatal shooting of ex-SEAL/author

    February 3, 2013 9:01 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) Texas authorities say a man has been charged with murder in the deaths of former Navy SEAL and author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas gun range. Sgt. Lonny Haschel with Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release Sunday that 25-year-old... more »
  • Reports: Ex-SEAL/author fatally shot on gun range

    February 3, 2013 2:04 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) Former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle was fatally shot along with another man Saturday on a Texas gun range, a sheriff told local newspapers. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Kyle, 38, and a second man were found dead at Rough Creek Lodge's... more »
  • Reports: Ex-SEAL/author fatally shot on gun range

    February 3, 2013 1:31 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) Former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle was fatally shot along with another man Saturday on a Texas gun range, a sheriff told local newspapers. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Kyle, 38, and a second man were found dead at Rough Creek Lodge's... more »
  • Reports: Ex-SEAL/author fatally shot on gun range

    February 3, 2013 1:20 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) Former Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle was fatally shot along with another man Saturday on a Texas gun range, a sheriff told local newspapers. Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said Kyle, 38, and a second man were found dead at Rough Creek Lodge's... more »
  • Reports: Author Kyle fatally shot on gun range

    February 3, 2013 12:45 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) A Texas sheriff has told local newspapers that author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been fatally shot along with another man on a gun range. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Stephenville Empire-Tribune report that Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says the 38-year-old Kyle and... more »
  • Reports: Author Kyle fatally shot on gun range

    February 3, 2013 12:39 AM

    GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) A Texas sheriff has told local newspapers that author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has been fatally shot along with another man on a gun range. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram and Stephenville Empire-Tribune report that Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says the 38-year-old Kyle and... more »

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