Millions know about Chris Kyle's life thanks to "American Sniper," a book and blockbuster film about the Navy SEAL. Starting Wednesday, jurors will hear about his death at a Texas firing range. Opening statements in the trial of Eddie Ray Routh, charged with capital murder in the 2013 deaths of Kyle and Chad Littlefield, are scheduled to begin Wednesday morning at a courthouse in Erath County, Texas.
Chris Kyle, the author of the best-selling 'American Sniper.'
GLEN ROSE, Texas (AP) -- Texas authorities say a man has been charged with murder in the deaths of former Navy SEAL and author Chris Kyle and another man at a Texas gun range.
Sgt. Lonny Haschel with Texas Department of Public Safety said in a news release Sunday that 25-year-old Eddie Ray Routh of Lancaster was arraigned Saturday on two counts of capital murder.
Haschel said Erath County deputies responded to a shooting at the Rough Creek Lodge at about 5:30 p.m. Saturday and found the bodies of 38-year-old Chris Kyle and 35-year-old Chad Littlefield.
Police said they believe Routh shot the two men at about 3:30 p.m. and fled. Routh was found at about 8 p.m. Saturday at his residence in Lancaster, police said.