I hope he rots in jail.
Retired Marine Eddie Routh, the man accused of murdering famed sniper Chris Kyle and his friend, confessed to police officers on camera that he had ‘taken a couple of souls’ and had more to take, it was revealed during his trial Thursday.
The body camera footage shows officers in Lancaster, near Dallas, trying to coax Routh from a pickup truck in the hours after Kyle and Chad Littlefield were found dead at a shooting range in February 2013.
The video played Thursday in Routh’s murder trial shows him negotiating with police while making comments like, ‘Anarchy has been killing the world.’
The 27-year-old also talked about voodoo, hell, and the apocalypse, and wondered aloud to the cops, ‘ I don’t know if I’m going insane.’
Routh eventually sped away from officers, who pursued and rammed the pickup before the suspect surrendered.
It also emerged on Day 2 of the trial that two hours after the alleged shooting, Routh drove Kyle’s pickup truck to a Taco Bell drive-through where he bought two burritos for $2.36. Prosecutors say the stop for a meal proves Routh was mentally competent when he killed Kyle and his friend.
Routh has pleaded not guilty to the capital murder charges on the basis that he is mentally ill, suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
Lancaster police later intercepted Routh parked outside a home where they had a 30-minute standoff, trying to convince him to exit the car.
Instead, Routh sped off and it wasn’t until another car rammed into him that the chase was brought to an end and he exited the truck with his arms up in surrender.
Prosecutor Jane Nelson acknowledged in court that Routh made some ‘odd statements’ to police, but suggested that his reference to the apocalypse could have been a metaphor for world problems, reported the Dallas Morning News.
Routh’s defense attorney R. Shay Isham argued that his client’s ravings served as proof that he was out of touch with reality that night.
‘If it’s voodoo that’s upon us, is the apocalypse upon us right now?’ Isham quoted his client as asking Detective Jesse Chevara.
The lawyer also quoted his client as saying: ‘I can feel everybody feeding on my soul.’
Chevara, who was Routh’s neighbor, tried to calm him down by telling him, ‘You will defeat that evil.’
But the ex-Marine replied that the feeling he has is not going to go away.
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