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Sunday, February 03, 2013

Former Marine Arraigned In Death Of Legendary Navy SEAL Sniper

Pistol Recon Range

A former Marine has been arraigned on two charges of capital 

murder for the shooting deaths of legendary Navy SEAL sniper 

Chris Kyle and another man.

Geoffrey Ingersoll 

Eddie Ray Routh, 25, is accused of turning his weapon on Kyle, 38, 
and Kyle's neighbor Chad Littlefield, 35, when they were at a 
shooting range at Rough Creek Lodge, Reuters reports. Kyle and 
Littlefield had reportedly taken Routh to the range as a part of a 
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder outreach and mentoring program.
From Reuters:
Routh, described in local media reports as a former Marine who 
suffered from post traumatic stress syndrome (PTSD), was 
arrested at his Lancaster, Texas home several hours after the 
shooting, having led police on a chase in his pickup truck.
He was arraigned at the Lancaster municipal jail on Saturday on 
two counts of capital murder, a spokesman for the department of 
public safety said. The Erath County Sheriff's Office planned a 
news conference later on Sunday.
Releasable information obtained by Business Insider from the 
Marine Corps shows that Routh left the Marines in 2010 having 
served one tour of duty in Iraq from 2007 to 2008 and another with 
the 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit. Routh also deployed in 
Operation Unified Response in Haiti from January to April of 2010, 
a month prior to his end of active service.
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