A Jury convicted Eddie Ray Routh in the American Sniper trial because he knew right from wrong

By: Wednesday February 25, 2015 3:00 pm

Insanity is a legal definition, not a mental illness. In order to satisfy the legal test, a person must have a mental disease or defect and be unable to distinguish between right and wrong. Any effort to conceal the commission of a crime or to deny responsibility for it constitutes evidence that the person knew he or she did something wrong. In this case, Routh admitted to police that he knew killing Kyle and Littlefield was wrong and that sealed his fate even though he was psychotic when he killed them and psychotic when the police interviewed him.

 

Death of Famed SEAL Sniper Highlights Military’s Mental Health Crisis

By: Monday February 4, 2013 6:42 am

Former Navy SEAL sniper and author Chris Kyle has been shot and killed. Kyle was the deadliest sniper in U.S military history with 160 confirmed kills and 255 claimed kills serving four tours in Iraq. He died at the hands of an Iraq War veteran suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder whom he was counseling.

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