The man accused of killing retired Navy SEAL Chris Kyle faced a judge in Stephenville on Tuesday morning, less than one month after his indictment.
This was the first time that Routh had been seen in public since the murders. The suspect has grown a significant beard since his arrest.
Routh has been charged with two counts of capital murder in connection with the deaths of Kyle and Kyle’s friend, Chad Littlefield. The two killings took place on February 2 at a gun range in Erath County. Officials said that Kyle and Littlefield were attempting to help Routh, who is a troubled Iraqi War veteran. After allegedly shooting the two men, Routh fled in Kyle’s truck to his sister’s home in Lancaster, where he was captured.
Kyle was known as the most lethal sniper in American military history. His life was detailed in the bestselling book “American Sniper.”