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US: Eddie Ray Routh sentenced to life for murdering 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle

  • Eddie Ray Routh has been found guilty of the murder of Chris Kyle, who wrote ‘American Sniper’, and another man.

    Director Clint Eastwood later made a popular film based on Kyle’s memoir that got a best picture nomination at this year’s Oscars.

    The Texas judge sentenced Routh, 27, to life imprisonment minus parole. 

    Routh’s defense said he was psychotic during the time of the shootings in 2013. But prosecutors argued he knew what he was doing.

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