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‘American Sniper’ Murder Trial to Open in Texas

Lawyers for an Iraqi war veteran will argue at the start of his trial on Wednesday that he was insane when he fatally shot former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, whose best-selling autobiography was turned into the hit movie American Sniper. Eddie Ray Routh, 27, is charged with murdering Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, in 2013 at a shooting range about 70 miles (110 kilometers) southwest of Fort Worth in the southwestern state of Texas. A jury of 10 women and two men will hear the...

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