The trial for the killer of American Sniper Chris Kyle is well underway, and already there are explosive revelations coming out about that fateful February day in 2013.
It appears from evidence and testimony given during the trial on Wednesday that both Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield were extremely uneasy around murderer Eddie Ray Routh, a veteran with a slew of mental problems they were attempting to help.
A text message from Kyle to Littlefield actually said, “This dude is straight up nuts,” demonstrating the Navy SEAL’s instincts definitely picked up something off about Routh.
Check it out.
From The New York Post:
In the hours before they died, both men were worried about the stranger they were taking shooting, text messages will show.
“He’s sitting right behind me. Watch my six,” Littlefield replied in a return text to his buddy, using military parlance for “Watch my back.”
In the year before the tragedy, Routh had been drinking heavily and smoking marijuana, and was prone to fits of paranoia, violence and uncontrollable crying, the defense says.
During the last car ride of his life, the real-life sniper texted his friend and fellow veteran, Chad Littlefield, about Routh, the edgy ex-Marine in the back seat of their car — “This dude is straight up nuts.”
Kyle and Littlefield had taken the distraught Routh to the shooting range on Feb. 2, 2013, to help him through his post-traumatic stress, on the request of Routh’s worried mother.