Man Who Allegedly Killed Odessa Born Sniper Was Hospitalized in Recent Months

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

We're learning more about the veteran that shot and killed an Odessa-born Navy Seal.

Authorities say Eddie Ray Routh had been taken to a mental hospital twice in recent months.

Routh reportedly told authorities that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder.

He's now on suicide watch at the Erath County Jail.

On Tuesday, Routh refused a visit from his family and court appointed lawyer.

On Saturday, he allegedly shot and killed Chris Kyle and his friend at a shooting range in North Texas

Reports say that Kyle took troubled veterans to a shooting range to blow off steam.