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Texas man arraigned in deaths of ex-SEAL Kyle, friend

Published On: Dec 24 2013 02:41:34 AM CST
Updated On: Aug 20 2013 02:31:36 PM CDT

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) -

The North Texas man accused of killing former Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and another man has been arraigned on two counts of capital murder.

Eddie Ray Routh made a brief court appearance Tuesday in Erath County. The 25-year-old Routh is an Iraqi War veteran charged with killing Kyle and Chad Littlefield in February at a gun range. After the shooting, Routh fled in Kyle's pickup. He was captured a few hours later at his sister's home in Lancaster.

Routh was indicted in July. His trial is scheduled to begin Oct. 21 and he remains jailed in lieu of $3 million bail.

Kyle is considered to be the deadliest sniper in American history. His account of life during and after war, "American Sniper," was a best-seller.