- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 1, 2014

STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) - A dispute over DNA testing could delay the trial of the man charged with killing famed Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle.

The Stephenville Empire-Tribune reports (https://bit.ly/PdDSkk) that Eddie Ray Routh’s scheduled May trial date for the shootings of Kyle and friend Chad Littlefield could be in jeopardy.

While Routh’s attorneys and prosecutors agreed on DNA testing of six items of evidence, they asked for a hearing Tuesday on evidence in which testing remains in dispute.

A state expert testified that new state law that vastly expands DNA testing in death penalty cases could require the testing, which may take several weeks more and force a delay.

Kyle is reputed to be the deadliest sniper in American history and the best-selling author of the memoir “American Sniper.”

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