‘American Sniper’ Trial Delayed Because of Weather

STEPHENVILLE, Texas — 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 Monday to continue their rebuttal against the defense of Eddie Ray Routh, but icy conditions forced proceedings to be canceled. The trial will resume 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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Allison Leslie is a University of South Florida graduate with a bachelors degree in Mass Communications. She joined Genesis in 2016. With a passion for sports, Allison has interned with 620 WDAE, Pewter Report, Trifecta Team: St. Petersburg Bowl, Bullscast, and many other publications. Being a native to the Bay Area, she has followed and supported Tampa Bay teams her whole life.