Judge Jason Cashon immediately sentenced him to life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Jurors deliberating the case had three choices: guilty, not guilty or not guilty by reason of insanity.
No one disputed that Eddie Ray Routh shot and killed the men. But defense attorneys said Routh was insane.
Prosecutors dismissed that claim outright.
“Ladies and gentleman, that is not insanity. That is just cold, calculated capital murder. He is guilty of capital murder. He is not in any way insane,” said attorney Jane Starnes during closing arguments. (Read more about the American Sniper killer HERE)
Prosecutors Claim Chris Kyle’s Killer Was Influenced by Seinfeld
By Darla Atlas. Confessed killer Eddie Ray Routh was sane at the time he gunned down real life American Sniper Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, say two doctors who testified at his murder trial on Friday . . .
But on Friday, Price noted that Routh has a television in his cell and is a fan of the show Seinfeld.
“There’s an episode where Kramer believed he saw a pig man – half man, half pig,” Price said, adding that Routh told someone by phone that he’s been watching Seinfeld in jail. In the episode, Kramer claims the government is responsible for the hybrid, yelling, “They’re probably creating a whole army of pig warriors!” . . .
With the talk of pig hybrids and other ramblings, “would you say he’s setting the stage for that to happen again?” Starnes asked.
“It seems likely,” Price said, also calling the Seinfeld similarities “suspicious.” (Read more from this story HERE)