Eddie Ray Routh, 27, was found guilty of capital murder by a Texas jury in the murder of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.
It took the jury only two hours to reach a unanimous verdict. Routh was immediately sentenced to life in prison without parole.
Kyle rose to fame as the most lethal sniper in American history with more than 160 confirmed kills. His autobiography, “American Sniper,” was made into the highest grossing war movie in history by director Clint Eastwood.
Kyle and Littlefield were murdered on Feb. 2, 2013, when the took Routh, also a veteran, to a gun range trying to help him with his post-traumatic stress. Routh shot Kyle and Littlefield in the back and head.
Routh has a history of mental illness and claimed he was legally insane at the time of killings.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott took to Twitter to express the feelings of millions of Americans.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) February 25, 2015