Former Marine and Iraq War vet Eddie Ray Routh was found guilty of killing “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield. The jury took less than three hours to reach its verdict. The case highlights how difficult it is for the “reason of insanity” defense to work in court.
What is the threshold for the determination of “legal insanity” in Texas? Is it different in California? Would the outcome of the so-called “American Sniper” case be different if it was tried in California?
Laurie Levenson, Professor of Law, Loyola Law School