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Eddie Ray Routh, the Marine veteran who killed famed Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield at a rifle range, Feb. 2, 2013, was convicted Feb. 24 of first-degree murder. The case has drawn national interest as it follows the release of the critically acclaimed film “American Sniper,” which was based on Kyle’s memoir by the same name.
The trial focused on whether or not Routh should be held accountable for his actions in light of his diagnosis of psychosis, schizophrenia, and other mental illnesses. Routh’s lawyers argued that he should not be found guilty of first-degree murder due to his mental illnesses.
Speaking outside of the Erath County District Court in Stephenville, Texas, Judy Littlefield addressed the press, saying: “We’re so thrilled that we have the verdict that we have tonight.”
The Coast Guard is officially shit outta luck for a paycheck thanks to the government shutdown, which means that zero coasties have been paid to create some of the amazing memes being shared as a way to vent their frustration.
Vice President Mike Pence repeated President Donald Trump's claim that "ISIS has been defeated" in Syria on Wednesday just hours after several U.S. service members were killed by an ISIS suicide bomber in Manbij, Syria.
Soldiers, family and community gathered in Morehead City to render honors and witness the transfer and memorial of U.S. Army Sgt James Slape Nov. 9-11, 2018. Slape will hold a temporary resting place in Morehead City before ultimately moving to Arlington Cemetery. Slape supported Operations Resolute Support and Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt Leticia Samuels, North Carolina National Guard)
An ISIS suicide bomber killed four Americans in Manbij, Syria, on Wednesday.