Eddie Ray Routh's Attorneys File Motion for New Trial

Attorneys for Eddie Ray Routh filed a motion, on Tuesday, for a new trial after Routh was found guilty in the murders of "American Sniper" author and former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield.

Routh's attorney Wendy St. John also filed an appeal to overturn his conviction on Feb. 24.

Eddie Ray Routh, a former Marine was convicted Tuesday in the deaths of “American Sniper” Chris Kyle and his friend Chad LIttlefield at a shooting range two years ago, as jurors rejected defense arguments that he was insane and suffered from psychosis.

No date has been set to hear either motion filed Tuesday.

Because the state did not seek the death penalty, Routh, 27, received an automatic life sentence without the possibility of parole.

Routh’s defense claimed he was insane at the time of the crime and unable to tell right from wrong. Experts testifying for the state said former US Marine Routh did not have post-traumatic stress as he claimed in the past because they never saw combat and did not have suffer serious trauma.

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