|Personal Information Summary
|Eddie Ray Routh
|Mother / Mom
|Age / How old / Birthday / Date of Birth / DOB
|September 30, 1987. As of 2024, he is around 37 years old.
|Wedding & Marriage / Wife / Spouse / Partner
|Was not married at the time of his incarceration.
|Is Eddie Ray Routh still in jail?
|Routh is believed to be serving his sentence at the Ramsey I Unit in Anderson County, Texas. American Sniper Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were found murdered by him.
|Children / No of Kids
|Ethnicity / Origin / Heritage / Race
Wiki Biography / Profile Background
- Eddie Ray Routh became a household name when he was arrested for the murder of ex-United States Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield. Kyle is also the author of the bestselling autobiography novel, American Sniper.
- On February 24, 2015, Routh was found guilty and sentenced to life in prison with no possibility of parole.
Personal Life, Parents and Family Details :
- Eddie Ray Routh was born on September 30, 1987, in Lancaster, Texas, to parents Raymond Routh (father) and Jodi Routh (mother) and has an older sister, Laura Blevins.
- Routh was interested in the Marines ever since he was thirteen years old and finally signed up right after high school. He was deployed to a base near Baghdad in September 2007 when he just 20 years old and worked there as a prison guard and weapons repairer for six months.
- He was then sent to Haiti on a humanitarian mission in January 2010 and was then honorably discharged from the Marine Crops in July 2011 after serving for seven years.
- Soon after that, he was diagnosed with post traumatic disorder after experiencing auditory hallucinations, paranoia and had even threatened suicide. He was prescribed anti-depressants and anti-psychotics and was hospitalized multiple times. He was also prescribed medication to treat schizophrenia.
- At that time, one of Routh’s victims, Chris Kyle was volunteering with veterans facing mental health problems after leaving the military which is exactly what Routh was dealing with.
- Both Chris Kyle and Routh were from Erath County, a 100 miles from Dallas where members of the military and veterans were hometown heroes. Routh’s mother had asked Kyle if he could help her son with his PTSD.
- So Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield took Routh to the Rough Creek Lodge and Resort, an upscale shooting range outside of Stephenville, Texas. It’s been reported that Routh then shot both of them at the range and drove off in the vehicle that they had come in.
- Routh arrived at his sister’s house and confessed to her. His sister then called 911 and mentioned that Routh was acting psychotic and then local police captured him after a short freeway chase in the same truck that he had taken after the murders.
- Eddie’s trial began on February 11, 2015, two years after his arraignment on two counts of capital murder and was held under a 3 million dollars bond. The defense’s argument was based on the grounds of insanity but the prosecutor’s witnesses spoke against those claims and said that these episodes were brought on by alcohol and marijuana misuse.
- On February 24, 2015, a jury found Eddie guilty of both murders and the judge sentenced him to life in prison. The death penalty was not sought by the prosecutors.
- The Routh case was very interesting to the public eye because of the public interest generated by the victim Chris Kyle’s book American Sniper, which was then turned into an Oscar nominated movie by the same name.
- There are posts and petitions to look at the case from a different angle. They mention that Routh had very serious mental issues beyond what was disclosed at the trial and that there should be better facilities and methods to treat PTSD in veterans.
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