- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 26, 2015

Former Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Patrick Murphy lamented Wednesday that 27-year-old Eddie Ray Routh will spend the rest of his life in prison for the murders of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield.

“It’s a tragedy,” Mr. Murphy said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reporting,” The Daily Caller first reported.

“I mean, I’m happy that justice was served, but that verdict yesterday doesn’t bring back Chris and Chad. It doesn’t. They’re gone,” said Mr. Murphy, who left office in 2011 and now hosts MSNBC’s “Taking the Hill.”

“And, you know, now another Marine, his life is ruined. He’s going to be in jail for the rest of his life. And that’s part of the justice system, but at the end of the day, you know, it just breaks your heart,” he said. “This verdict, although just — just the whole situation is an absolute tragedy.”

Routh, a former Marine corporal, was found guilty of capital murder and sentenced Tuesday to life in prison without parole for the killings of Kyle, who was portrayed in the film “American Sniper,” and Littlefield, his friend and neighbor.


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