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Liveblog: Erath County Press Conference-Chris Kyle – 02/03/13

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By Ashton Hamilton - 

A liveblog written during the press conference held at the Erath Co. Sheriff’s Office concerning the case of Eddie Routh.

Erath County Sheriff’s Office Press Conference – 02/03/13 (02/03/2013)
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Good afternoon, this is Ashton Hamilton live at the Erath County sheriffs department for the press conference pertaining to the Chris Kyle murder.

Sunday February 3, 2013 1:56 Texan News Content
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The suspect Eddie Ray Routh left the scene if the crime in Kyle’s vehicle.

Sunday February 3, 2013 1:57 Texan News Content
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The defendant drove to his residence and confesses to his sister. At that time, she called the Lancaster police.

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Defendant was arraigned this morning, charged with Capitol murder along with two other murder charges. He’s been arraigned with a $3 million dollar bond.

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At this time, there’s no clear reason why these murders occurred. PTSD is a possibility.

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Littlefield, the other victim, and Kyle were acquaintances.

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The shooting did occur at the gun range, at Rough Creek Lodge, but no other witnesses were there.

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Routh, the defendant, was born in 1987 and unemployed. He had been in the marines for 4 years.

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Routh was interviewed last night by Texas Rangers.

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No prior arrests besides a DWI in Cleburne, Texas, was on the defendants record.

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“The assumption is that the victims were shot at close range, more than one times,” Erath County sheriff department.

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The diagnosis of PTSD has not been confirmed.

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Routh’s brother-in-law and sister contacted their local sherif department and the sherif department in returned contacted Erath County.

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“Less than 24 hrs, under the first report of this incident, there is a lot of speculation … And we can’t tell you exactly when a court hearing will be set.” Erath County district attorney Alan Nash.

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“Routh is in segregation and under suicide watch,” Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant said.

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Chris Kyle murder media conference.
Sunday February 3, 2013 2:10 
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Routh’s vehicle was spiked while being arrested in Lancaster.

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No other news conferences are planned to be held at this point.

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District Attorney Alan Nash asking for patience so that the justice system is not tainted and due process can take place for these victims.
Sunday February 3, 2013 2:13 
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Erath County sheriff department expresses their sadness over the loss of two American heroes.

Sunday February 3, 2013 2:15 Texan News Content
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This is Ashton Hamilton and Houston Hall signing off from the Erath County sheriff’s department concluding the Kyle murder news media conference. Thank you for watching.

Sunday February 3, 2013 2:16 Texan News Content
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RT @texannewstsu: Read about and listen to @BedingfieldK‘s exclusive interview with Chris Kyle and his lasting words this past Monday. h …
Sunday February 3, 2013 3:53 AshtonHamilton
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Ashton Hamilton is a junior Criminal Justice major from Telephone, Texas.

Follow her on Twitter @AshtonHamilton 


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