"American Sniper" Trial Delayed Due to Weather - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

"American Sniper" Trial Delayed Due to Weather



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    Eddie Ray Routh enters the court during his capital murder trial at the Erath County, Donald R. Jones Justice Center Friday, Feb. 20, 2015, in Stephenville, Texas. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas.

    Winter weather delayed the murder trial of the ex-Marine charged with killing famed Navy SEAL and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.

    Prosecutors were to continue Monday their rebuttal against the defense of Eddie Ray Routh, but icy conditions forced a postponement.

    The trial is now scheduled to resume Tuesday, weather permitting.

    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 in the killings, which have received extra attention due to a popular film based on Kyle's memoir.