February 19, 2015
The trial for the killing of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has garnered the attention of most of the country thanks to the timing of the release of the film “American Sniper.” Eddie Ray Routh is charged with shooting Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a Texas gun range and faces up to life in prison if convicted.
The attorneys for Routh, who was released from psychiatric care just days before the killings, argue Routh should be found not guilty by reason of insanity, even though a video was played at the trial this week where Routh admitted knowing what he did was wrong.
Brian Shannon, the Charles B. “Tex” Thornton Professor of Law at Texas Tech University, is an expert with the legal aspects of mental health issues used in trials and is available to discuss their use in the Routh trial.
Brian Shannon, Charles B. “Tex” Thornton Professor of Law, (806) 834-6366 or firstname.lastname@example.org