Famed "American Sniper" author and a friend were killed at a North Texas gun range

Midlothian PD Releases Routh 911 Call

Memorial service for Chris Kyle to be held at Cowboys Stadium

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    Midlothian police release a 911 call made by the sister of Eddie Ray Routh, meanwhile, a search warrant reveals more information that police say ties the man to the murder of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.

    The sister of the Iraq War veteran charged with killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend told a North Texas 911 operator that her brother was "psychotic."

    Midlothian police released the 911 call Tuesday. In it, Eddie Ray Routh's sister says her brother came to her house Sunday and told her that he killed two people at a shooting range.

    The woman, Laura Blevins, told the 911 operator that she wasn't sure if her brother was being honest with her, but that she was scared he may return to the house.

     "My brother just came by here ... he told me that he's committed a murder.  I'm terrified for my life because I don't know if he's going to come back here," Blevins said.

    Memorial Services Scheduled for Kyle and Littlefield

    [DFW] Memorial Services Scheduled for Kyle and Littlefield
    Funeral arrangements are being finalized for ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. Both were killed on Feb. 2 allegedly by a former marine.

    In a written statement to police, Blevins wrote that her brother was "out of his mind, saying people were sucking his soul and that he could smell the pigs. He said he was going to get their souls before they took his."

    The sister's statement was quoted by a Texas Ranger to obtain a search warrant for Routh's Lancaster home.

    Routh is charged with gunning down former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a gun range Saturday.

    Routh's brother-in-law told the 911 operator that Routh was recently diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder and was released from a mental hospital about a week ago.

    His actual mental health condition remains unclear and while Routh has been charged in the killing, he has not yet entered a plea. Routh is jailed in Erath County on $3 million bail.

    Meanwhile, Kyle's family announced details of his memorial service.

    It will be Monday at 1 p.m. at Cowboys Stadium, the family said in a post on his Facebook page.

    NBC 5's Scott Gordon contributed to this report.