'American Sniper' murder trial puts focus on small town

February 3, 2015 11:48 AM

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Defendant Eddie Ray Routh's lawyers want the trial moved out of Stephenville because of publicity — especially with the buzz surrounding "American Sniper," the blockbuster film depicting Kyle's life in the military. Kyle wrote about his experiences in a best-selling book, American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History, which became the basis of the movie.

District Judge Jason Cashon has not yet ruled on the motion to move the trial. He hopes to seat a jury by next week with trial scheduled to begin Feb. 11.

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