Prosecutors Claim Chris Kyle’s Killer Was Influenced by Seinfeld
Since no one is disputing the fact that Eddie Routh shot and killed former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a gun range in 2013, the so-called American Sniper trial hinges on the question of whether the defendant can be found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Last week, the prosecution presented as evidence Routh’s taped confession, in which he said he knew it was “wrong” to kill the two men. Now, a medical expert for the prosecution has put forth Routh apparent obsession with the show Seinfeld to show how he may have been imitating the character Kramer in one of his bizarre rants.
The forensic psychologist, Dr. Randall Price, told the court that Routh, who has spent a lot of time watching Seinfeld reruns in jail over the last two years, may have been influenced by the episode in which Kramer claims to have seen a “pigman” in a hospital. He said he found the similarities between Routh’s ramblings about “some kind of pig assassins, or hybrid pigs sent to kill people” and the Seinfeld episode “suspicious.”
“They’re probably creating a whole army of pig warriors!” Kramer says in the episode. As Price put it, “He knew he was in trouble and was setting the stage for, ‘It wasn’t my fault.'”
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