Health America Sniper Eddie Ray Routh On 11 DOCTOR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS kills Chris Kyle War hero, &

Chad Littlefield

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"According to Mr Routh he and his wife sought medical help from Dallas VA and Eddie was put on a plethora of medications - up to 11 at one point Mr Routh said.


'But they would give him drugs then say come back in a couple of weeks. They weren't seeing him, living with him, monitoring him. They didn't know what was going on.'



The official diagnosis of PTSD didn't come until after a troubling episode that saw Eddie Ray hospitalized for three weeks in Dallas VA.


Mr Routh recalled, 'We were down at the lake. We'd been going down there since he was nine years old, hunting and fishing. We would go there ever weekend if we could get away with it.


'It was all good but I don't know, something triggered him and he was telling me he was Dracula, that he was a vampire and wanted to suck people's blood.


'He was talking just as calm as you and me talking now but he was gone, in his eyes he was gone. I had a .357 pistol and I pulled it away from him three times. He kept going for it and saying he would hurt himself.

'The third time I emptied all the bullets and threw them in the lake.'


Mr Routh took Eddie Ray to hospital and after a two-hour wait his son was admitted.


Mr Routh recalled, 'He asked me, 'Why aren't you scared of me? I'm a Marine?'

'I told him, 'I'm not scared of you because you're my son.'


But he was scared for him and, he said, scared he said for the absence of any support or consistent psychiatric care.


He claimed that on one occasion a doctor simply shut the door on him as he pressed for counseling for his son.


In the recent scandals that plagued the VA, the Dallas VA was singled out for particular criticism. According to the VA Inspector General, the paucity of care 'put lives at risk.'


The week after Eddie Ray shot dead Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield a letter from Dallas VA arrived at the Routh household informing Eddie that, two years after his diagnosis with crippling PTSD, the VA were finally recognizing his disability status. His first benefit check arrived a day later.


Mr Routh points to an official envelope sitting amid the clutter on the coffee

table in the livingroom of the home in which he lives alone save for a terrier - a dog named 'Dog.'

He said: 'That's a check for him there. If he had had that the first year he could have paid for his own doctor. He could have got help.'


Instead, his father reflected, both he and wife Jodi, 57, spent the two years after Eddie Ray's honorable discharge trying to help their son cope with the PTSD, which, according to Mr Routh, was becoming more and more pronounced, and troubling.


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  • Custody: Routh during a court appearance last year. He is still being treated for PTSD in prison and his trial will begin in February

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    Ultimately it was their efforts to help him that led directly to Chris Kyle.


    Kyle himself had struggled to adapt to civilian life. In his autobiography he wrote of how he resented his wife, Taya, for giving him an ultimatum to leave the Forces or lose her and his family.


    He began 'pounding back beers,' he became depressed. He was, he wrote, 'going downhill and gathering speed'. As a sniper he had the most kills in American military history. As a civilian who was he?


    One way he sought to re-create a role for himself was in helping other veterans facing the same issues. He co-ran FITCO Cares, mentoring veterans, often through physical pursuits like hunts or trips or target training.


    Kyle was local and he was well known. Jodi worked on the special-ed program at the Midlothian, Texas school which Kyle's children attended.


    On 25 January 2013 she plucked up the courage to approach him in the school parking lot and tell him about her son Eddie Ray.


    Mr Routh recalled, 'I was trying to get him into the Amarillo VA at the time. They have a good reputation but we were getting nowhere.

    'My wife asked Chris Kyle that morning and asked him to help.


    Apology: The Rouths have written a letter of apology to Chris Kyle's bereaved family. He was helping Eddie Ray Routh tackle PTSD after the Marine's mother approached him at his children's school, where she worked

    Apology: The Rouths have written a letter of apology to Chris Kyle's bereaved family. He was helping Eddie Ray Routh tackle PTSD after the Marine's mother approached him at his children's school, where she worked

    In combat: Kyle and Routh both served in Iraq. Kyle became a wanted man for the Sunni insurgents he was targeting, had a price put on his head and was dubbed the Shaitan - devil - of Ramadi 

    In combat: Kyle and Routh both served in Iraq. Kyle became a wanted man for the Sunni insurgents he was targeting, had a price put on his head and was dubbed the Shaitan - devil - of Ramadi 

    'Chris said he had some work to do right then but he would think about it and he would do what he could.

    'A week later he called and all that went down.'


    Sighing Mr Routh admitted, 'She has blamed herself. She's asked herself was it her fault? All she did was ask but she can't let that go, that question.'


    Pausing he added, 'I ask myself, did I let my son down? Did I fail my son?'


    Ultimately they could not reconcile their guilt and grief with themselves or each other. Thirty-three years after marrying the woman with whom he fell in love when he saw her across the street Mr Routh and Jodi are in the midst of divorce.


    Eddie Ray is currently in jail in Erath County where the shootings took place. He is not in a psychiatric facility. He speaks to his father two or three times a week.


    They talk about hunting and fishing. They don't talk about the past. They don't talk about the future. They are locked in a permanent present.


    For Mr Routh just hearing his son's voice brings some relief from what he described as a 'Groundhog day' existence of anger, guilt, regret and grief.

     Every day I wake up, I make my coffee and I go to the window and I pray for some relief from this.If my son would have got killed in Iraq I could have had a closure. But we're living this day after day after day.
    Raymond Routh 

    But he said: 'Every day I wake up, I make my coffee and I go to the window and I pray for some relief from this.


    'If my son would have got killed in Iraq I could have had a closure. But we're living this day after day after day.'


    Eddie Ray has been baptized in jail and, according to his father finds some solace in religion.


    He said: 'I had a real hate for God for a while but I know it ain't God, it's the circumstances we're in.


    'But how do you let it go and move forward? It don't ever go away.


    'How can you send our people overseas to fight for us and see things nobody is ready to see and then not look after them when they get back?


    'My son did a tragic thing. But there's something wrong with him.


    'I don't know what the trial will bring. We can't know. But after it's done I don't want any other parent to be going through what we are. Does it have to take at a tragedy, a killing or a suicide for the VA to do something?'



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    2. He has shared his anguish for the families of Kyle and Littlefield; his conviction that their deaths could have been prevented had his son received adequate psychiatric from the Department of Veterans Affairs and his fear that the release of 'American Sniper' just three weeks before Eddie Ray stands trial will be his son's 'downfall' and ensure that justice will not be served.

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    Behind bars: Eddie Ray Routh has been charged with two counts of murder and is being held on $3million bail. He went to his sister's house after the murders and allegedly confessed

    Behind bars: Eddie Ray Routh is charged with two counts of murder after shooting Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a shooting range in Texas

    A cellphone seized from the home of an Iraq War veteran accused of killing a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend may contain pictures of him with the victims before their deaths at a Texas shooting range, according to police documents released on Thursday.


    The phone, a box of 9 mm ammunition, drug paraphernalia including a bong and glass pipe and a blue-jean jacket were seized from Eddie Ray Routh's home after he was arrested.


    Routh allegedly confessed to shooting 'American Sniper' author Chris Kyle and his friend, Chad Littlefield, according to a Lancaster Police Department search warrant affidavit, inventory sheet and other documents.


    Police in the Dallas suburb also have obtained search warrants for the cellphone's pictures, text messages and recently called or missed phone numbers.


    Routh, 25, is charged with one count of capital murder and two counts of murder. He remains jailed in Erath County on $3 million bond.


    A public memorial service for Kyle, 38, reputed to be the deadliest sniper in American military history, was set for Monday at Cowboys Stadium near Dallas. 


    A funeral service for Littlefield, 35, was set for Friday in Midlothian.


    Police believe that after the two men were shot on Saturday afternoon at Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Routh used the phone to call his sister before driving Kyle's truck to her house. 


    Routh told his sister and brother-in-law that the men 'were out shooting target practice and he couldn't trust them so he killed them before they could kill him', according to a police search warrant affidavit. Routh later was arrested near his house in Lancaster.


    Routh's attorney, R. Shay Isham, has said he will ask for a court-appointed psychiatrist to determine if Routh is competent to stand trial.



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    Photos found on phone of war veteran 'who shot dead Navy SEAL' show victim moments before his death - as he tried to help his killer overcome his PTSD

    • Navy SEAL Chris Kyle had $20,000 bounty placed on his head by Iraqis
    • With up to 160 confirmed kills became deadliest sniper in US military history
    • Shot at shooting range in Texas by troubled former marine Eddie Routh
    • Had taken Routh to range as therapy for his post-traumatic stress disorder
    • Bradley Cooper to play Kyle in upcoming movie about his life and death


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    His other court-appointed attorney, J. Warren St. John, said Routh was released from the Dallas Veterans Affairs hospital against his family's wishes just two days before the shootings.


    In September, Routh had been transported to a psychiatric hospital after he threatened to kill himself and his family, and he later told officers that he suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder, Lancaster police records show.


    Kyle was known as the best sniper of his time.

    The New York Post revealed today that Bradley Cooper will star as the sniper in an upcoming movie about his life and death.

    Storm: Kyle wrote a graphic memoir, American Sniper, about his four bloody tours of Iraq, released last year

    Storm: Kyle wrote a graphic memoir, American Sniper, about his four bloody tours of Iraq, released last year


    One man he shot from a distance of more than a mile. Another of his bullets took out not one but two men on a moped who had just planted a bomb down a manhole.


    Then there was the young mother, gunned down while holding a little child in one hand and a primed grenade in the other.


    For all the shots fired in Iraq after the American-led invasion in 2003, U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle rarely wasted any of his.


    With up to 160 confirmed kills (he put the real figure at 255), he became the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history — surpassing the total of 93 achieved by Marine Carlos Hathcock during the Vietnam War.


    Kyle became so notorious that Iraqi insurgents dubbed him Al Shaitan Ramadi: the Devil of Ramadi. To his fellow American troops, however, the special forces commando was a ‘guardian angel’ whose hawk-eyed accuracy did much to level the odds in the bloody struggle on the streets of Baghdad, Ramadi and Fallujah.

    Chris Kyle, Navy SEAL, sniper
    Former Navy Seals Sniper Chris Kyle,

    Expert: U.S. forces nicknamed the former ranch hand from Texas ‘The Legend’. But the legend came to an end last Saturday evening at a shooting range in his home state



    U.S. forces nicknamed the former ranch hand from Texas ‘The Legend’. But the legend came to an end last Saturday evening at a shooting range in his home state.


    Ironically, the man whom the Iraqis couldn’t kill despite placing a $20,000 bounty on his head fell victim to a former U.S. Marine veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.


    Kyle, 38, and a friend had taken troubled Eddie Routh to a shooting range as therapy only for Routh to shoot them dead. Routh later told his sister he wanted Kyle’s Ford pickup truck.


    It was an ignominious end for a war hero whose military prowess caused a sensation last year when he wrote a graphic memoir, American Sniper, about his four bloody tours of Iraq.


    His gung-ho ferocity and naked hatred of enemies he described as ‘savages’ shocked some, but the book became an instant bestseller. To date, it has sold more than 800,000 copies.


    Many fans were drawn to Kyle’s unashamed patriotism and unvarnished account of modern warfare. With a large red ‘crusader’s cross’ tattooed on one arm, he said his only regret about his work was that he hadn’t killed more.


    Devil: Iraqis placed a $20,000 (£13,000) bounty on Kyle's head, a man they referred to as the 'Devil of Ramadi'

    Devil: Iraqis placed a $20,000 (£13,000) bounty on Kyle's head, a man they referred to as the 'Devil of Ramadi'


    As a sniper his job was to hide himself away in a building and then pick off any enemies he could spot as other troops moved forward — a role known as ‘overwatch’.


    Though a trained member of the SEALs — the elite unit which conducted the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in 2011 — Kyle was still not yet an authorised sniper when, borrowing his unit commander’s rifle, he made his first ‘kill’ in March 2003, just two weeks into the conflict in Iraq.

    Navy SEAL Chris Kyle leaves behind his wife Taya and two children

    Navy SEAL Chris Kyle leaves behind his wife Taya and two children


    Scanning the deserted main street of a small town in the Nasiriya region, he spotted a woman step out of a house with her child.


    Looking through the telescopic sight of a bolt-action sniper rifle, he saw a flash of yellow as the woman took something from beneath her clothing and yanked at it. It was a Chinese-made grenade and she had pulled out the pin just as a U.S. Marine foot patrol approached.


    He hesitated a moment before his commander told him to shoot. It was the first time he had killed someone with a sniper rifle.


    ‘The woman was already dead. I was just making sure she didn’t take any Marines with her,’ he wrote.

    Kyle was not a soldier particularly racked by conscience. The SEALs ran a gruelling sniper school and Kyle passed the course before his second Iraq tour. He believed that where most recruits failed in training was stalking — the art of sneaking into a position without being seen.


    To do this, SEALs had to adapt to the hot and sweaty ‘ghillie’ suit made out of hessian cloth on which the sniper attached hay, grass or whatever was needed to blend into the environment he was entering.


    Kyle described his .338 rifle — his favourite sniper gun — as an ‘awesome weapon’ which, when fired inside a building, produced such a powerful explosion his ears would hurt after a few shots.


    Each rifle was fitted with a high-magnification telescopic sight — with, if required, infra-red or night vision ability — and a rangefinder to determine the distance to a target. Snipers would wear goggles containing miniature fans to keep the air circulating and prevent them fogging up.


    A keen deer hunter, Kyle — the son of a church deacon — said he already knew how to shoot, but sniper school taught him ‘the science behind it all’. He would learn how far ahead of targets he needed to aim if they were running or walking, and how to adjust for elevation or the wind.


    Rather more unconventionally, he also discovered he shot far more accurately if he had a wad of chewing tobacco wedged inside his cheek. 

    Scene: The shooting took place at Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Texas last Saturday

    Scene: The shooting took place at Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Texas earlier this month


    During three further tours of Iraq, The Legend would earn two Purple Hearts — the U.S. decoration for servicemen wounded in action — and fight in every major battle against the insurgency.


    In November 2004, Kyle was sent to Fallujah, by then completely in the hands of insurgents who were busy fortifying houses and mosques, and booby-trapping the streets with mines and IEDs (improvised explosive devices).


    SEAL snipers work in pairs and their job in Fallujah was to cover the advance of U.S. Marines into the city. As the Marines prepared to move in for the first time, Kyle and his partner dashed into a well-placed apartment building on the edge of the city.


    Kyle took up a position just set back from the street window of a top-floor flat and — in a macabre touch — he and his partner used an upturned baby’s crib to rest their rifles on as they lay down on rolled-up bedding and waited. By the end of the first day, he had shot three men and his partner another two.


    Helping hand: Kyle had taken Routh, who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, to the range as therapy

    Helping hand: Kyle had taken Routh, who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, to the range as therapy

    ‘After the first kill, the others come easy. I don’t have to psych myself up, or do something special mentally,’ he said. ‘I look through the scope, get my target in the cross hairs, and kill my enemy, before he kills one of my people.’


    Early in the battle for the city, Kyle was injured after a rocket-propelled grenade hit the building in which he was hiding, collapsing a wall on to his legs and pinning him there. It ‘hurt like hell’, he said, but he just kept shooting.


    In all, he earned seven medals for bravery — two Silver Stars and five Bronze Medals. One of them he earned in Fallujah after he rescued a group of trapped Marines and two reporters.


    Urging a squad of up to 20 Marines to follow him as he rushed into enemy fire, Kyle looked around to find he was alone. He kept running, regretting bitterly he was armed only with a sniper’s rifle whose 20-round magazine was pitifully inadequate.


    Bored of the long waiting game of sniping, Kyle started helping the Marines clear houses of possible enemies. He almost ended up dead after bursting into one room to find a group of armed Caucasian men, some of them blonde, wearing old-style camouflage.


    They stared at each other for an instant before Kyle, realising they were Russian Chechens recruited to fight for the Jihad, shot them all before they could do the same to him.


    His exploits had the odd darkly humorous moment, such as the time 16 fully-armoured insurgents tried to swim a river separating them from the Americans, clinging for buoyancy to four brightly-coloured beach balls. Kyle shot each of the balls and many of the fighters drowned.


    As his reputation spread, other snipers openly wondered what his secret was. ‘Maybe I saw a little farther, maybe I anticipated trouble better than other people,’ he said. ‘Or, most likely, I was just lucky.’


    The birth of two children back in Texas and a wife, Taya, who desperately wanted him home, did not keep Kyle away from Iraq for long. In 2006, he returned, this time to fight in Ramadi, now considered the country’s most dangerous city.


    Working from the top of a four- storey building, Kyle’s body count — to be official, each had to be  witnessed by a comrade and result in a confirmed death — soared as insurgents poured into the city to attack the Americans. 

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    In one incident, he spotted the passenger of a moped dropping his backpack down a manhole — clearly an IED. Kyle shot the insurgent, the bullet from his powerful sniper rifle killing both rider and passenger.


    On another occasion he calmly broke off a phone conversation with his wife to fight off a fierce night attack. Unfortunately, he discovered later, he hadn’t hung up properly and she heard the entire battle.


    Kyle was one of two U.S. snipers who attracted a bounty on his head in Ramadi. The Americans even found ‘wanted’ posters, labelling him the ‘devil of Ramadi’ and giving such detailed information as the red cross tattoo on his arm. Kyle suspected the insurgents got information from Iraqis supposedly working for the U.S.


    The closest he came to dying was in 2008 during his fourth Iraq deployment, in the insurgent-infested Baghdad slum neighbourhood of Sadr City. His team surrounded by more than 100 insurgents during a night patrol, Kyle was shot in the head and then, moments later, in the back. He was saved by the protective strength of his helmet and body armour.


    It was in Sadr that he achieved his longest kill — and probably the longest in the history of sniping — picking off an insurgent on a roof more than a mile away as he levelled a rocket-propelled grenade at an approaching U.S. column. Kyle retired from the Navy in 2009, forming with his friend, British Army sniper Mark Spicer, a private sniper school training police and military personnel.


    When they first emerged in warfare as marksmen picking off British officers during the American War of Independence, snipers were denounced as ungentlemanly, even cowardly. Today — with their high-tech gadgetry, monstrous firepower and steely individualism — they have become the superstars of the battlefield.




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