Attorneys for Chris Kyle’s Killer Are Complaining About ‘American Sniper’ [Video]

by Terresa Monroe-Hamilton | January 23, 2015 10:14 am

Oh, freaking boo hoo[1]! Maybe Eddie Ray Routh should get just as fair a trial as he gave Chris Kyle before executing him. It’s true… due to the massive popularity of the movie, there won’t be a blind, deaf and/or dumb human that has not heard of Chris Kyle, military sniper hero and the asshat who cowardly offed him at a gun range. Let justice be done. Let everyone know the real facts of the case here. Routh should not be found criminally insane – he should get the death penalty in Texas and execution should be swift. It’s really too good for him – it lets him off too easy. But it is the very least that Kyle’s widow and children deserve in the way of closure. I can see the parties beginning now upon commencement of execution. No one deserves it more.

From Fox News Insider:

While the movie “American Sniper” is setting box office records and earned Oscar nominations, the man accused of killing Chris Kyle in real life is going to face trial for his murder soon.

According to reports, lawyers for Eddie Ray Routh are trying to argue that he can’t get a fair trial because of the movie’s success and want a new trial location.

“The film will be an issue,” J. Warren St. John, Routh’s attorney, told People magazine[2]. “I think any case with significant publicity has an issue with picking a jury. I’ve had them in the past, and anything that has significant national attention makes it hard to pick a jury.”

This morning on “Fox and Friends” defense attorney Jose Baez, who famously represented Casey Anthony, told Steve Doocy that he thinks that Routh’s request will be denied.

“I think it’s going to get denied,” Baez said. “However, it’s going to create a permanent issue in this trial and it’s going to create an appellate record that will debated later on.”

Baez added that the judge might provide wide latitude to the defense and prosecution in this case.

“I think what the judge will do in this situation will give the defense and the prosecution wide latitude in perhaps giving a jury questionnaire to find out which jurors have actually seen the movie or seen any clips or read the book,” Baez stated. “Remember the book was a number one best seller.”

“So if you send out a questionnaire and then those who are actually put something in the affirmative will then be further questioned individually outside of the veneer, which is the rest of the jury panel to see if they can be fair and impartial.”

Kyle’s family has been treated horribly. The President wouldn’t acknowledge the murder and death of a military hero who was historic… he wouldn’t even come to the funeral or send anyone. Then Jesse Ventura becomes a scum bag extraordinaire and sues the family for millions because of some trumped up confrontation between the two of them. Now, the murderer’s attorneys say their client can’t get a fair trial because of the success of Kyle’s book and movie. I view it another way – Routh will get an uber fair trial by his peers who will know what he did, how he did it and his character. The death penalty cometh dirt bag.

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