Routh, a former Marine, will face spending the remainder of his life in prison, without the possibility of parole. Texas jurors unanimously convicted Routh after nearly two hours of deliberation. The defense argued that Routh was insane, but was unsuccessful in their attempt.
During the trial, forensic psychologist Dr. Randall Price said:
“Routh did know what he was doing was wrong, and he did it anyway.”
On Feb. 2, 2013, Routh murdered both Kyle and Littlefield at a gun range in Glen Rose, Texas, to which he later confessed after being apprehended.
Chris Kyle, one of the murder victims, was the subject of the wildly successful film, American Sniper, which grossed over $300 million. Kyle was a highly distinguished Navy SEAL who had recorded over 160 confirmed kills as a sniper during the Iraq War.
Texas got it right.