‘American Sniper’ Chris Kyle’s killer had possible history of ‘bad acts’

Several revelations about the case and Routh’s motivations surfaced Wednesday and painted a picture of a veteran haunted by substance abuse. It’s this voluntary intoxication that the prosecution claims the jury should consider in addition to legal insanity. Routh’s attorney is seeking an insanity plea for Routh, who claims to be stricken with post-traumatic stress disorder. The prosecution contends that Routh is claiming PTSD, but could be malingering or manipulating the legal system, as evidenced by the veteran making the claim each of the several times he was arrested in the past.

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