Skip to comments.Sniper Murder Suspect ‘Traded Soul For a New Truck,’Affidavit Says
Posted on 02/04/2013 4:05:48 PM PST by kristinn
Eddie Routh, the double murder suspect who allegedly killed retired Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield, might have committed the crimes to steal Kyles truck, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by News 8.
Routh confessed to his sister and her husband about the crime on Saturday night, the document says. When they asked whose black truck he was driving, Routh told them he traded his soul for a new truck, according to the affidavit.
Arrest affidavit page one.
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A completely brain-dead motive.
If I had any money, I would bet it all that this guy was taking killer cocktails of psychiatric meds courtesy of the pentagon.
I’d guess you were correct..............
Have to wonder if Mr. Kyle knew just what sort of shape the guy was in. You know, there’s “struggling” “troubled” and then there’s...nuckin’ futz.
Is Routh a nut?
If Routh was genuinely off his loon, then yes that would be the sort of nonsense you’d expect to hear. I also wonder if he had been involved in the occult or satanism. Who was the “salesman” of the truck... Satan? Who according to the bible owns all the glory of this fallen world?
Go through our prisons interviewing murderers and I doubt you'll find a whole lot of eloquently stated, cohesive and rational reasons they give for their murders.
I would think that such tactics would produce not a guided weapon but a loose cannon.
Well, this is one of the less banal of the reasons proffered. Usually it’s like, “I wanted his sneakers.” No soul selling involved.
Crazy people. Sadly, there are a lot of them. This guy apparently was diagnosed with PTSD, had already threatened to kill his family, threatened to kill himself, had been taken to a psychiatric hospital twice in the last 4 months, etc. Routh apparently had a screw lose.
This is starting to look a little fishy, and thats compared to how fishy it looked at first.
I kind of wonder why, with so many mental issues, Kyle and his friend (Littlefield) felt it was safe to go shooting with this guy. Perhaps they just didn't realize the extent of his problems? I am not really clear on how they came to be at the range with Routh in the first place. I mean from what I am reading about Routh, there is no way I'd want to be around him if he was armed. I have to assume they just didn't realize how mentally ill he was, or Kyle was just the kind of person willing to take a big risk to help a vet in trouble. Very, very sad situation.
Kyle may have meant well, but still it’s odd that he would be so clueless about shell shock/PTSD.
Who talks like that? Who thinks about committing double murder and getting to keep the guys truck as spoils of war?
My guess would be a mentally deranged individual.
It may be a good thing that Chris Kyle took Routh to a gun range as most people there are armed which prevented a scenario where there could have been a mass shooting where dozens could have been killed.
He will be what we are told he is.
Whatever narrative the media is going for these days.
I think he is an evil POS.
One can be evil and a nut... the nuttiness may have something to do with how the evil is expressed.
Depends on whether anyone got to him and ‘guided’ him to how he would receive the most attention and/or reward. Murder an American hero and your infamy is greatly magnified. Much more satisfying than murdering your family.
The man accused of killing Navy Seal sniper Chris Kyle and another man confessed to his sister and her husband that he had killed the men, according to court documents obtained by WFAA-TV.
According to the court records, two witnesses told police that Kyle, Chad Littlefield and Eddie Ray Routh arrived at the Rough Creek Lodge about 3:15 p.m. Saturday to use the shooting range.
One witness told police that he went to the shooting range shortly before 5 pm. and found Kyle and Littlefield lying on the ground. They were covered in blood. The witness said he called for help and began to perform CPR on the men.
When law officers arrived on scene, deputies found the two victims lying on the ground, having suffered multiple gunshot wounds. Police found numerous firearms at the scene, including semiautomatic handguns, semiautomatic rifles and revolvers.
Meanwhile, Midlothian police received a report from Laura Blevins who told them that she had received a call from her brother and that he wanted to come by and talk to her. Routh told Blevins and her husband that he had murdered Kyle and his friend. She advised him to turn himself in.
She told police that he was driving a big Ford F-250, which police later determined belonged to Kyle. He told the couple that he had traded his soul for a new truck, the documents state.
He then left their home driving the truck, saying he wanted to get to Oklahoma to avoid Texas authorities, the documents state.
More at the following link from the Dallas Morning News.
If it was, it would be like the decades ago horror stories of the CIA and its LSD-poisoning experiments. Bill Clinton would not have done this, but O’Bummer is quite a different story.
>> Well, this is one of the less banal of the reasons proffered.
Yet the “sneakers” motive is far more believable.
Stealing Kyle’s truck is almost as idiotic as trying to steal his house.