Sheriff: Vet Charged in Shootings Won't See Lawyer

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

FORT WORTH, Texas - A Texas sheriff says the Iraq War veteran charged with gunning down a former Navy SEAL sniper and his friend has refused to meet with his family or court-appointed attorney.

Erath County Sheriff Tommy Bryant says Eddie Ray Routh remained in his cell Tuesday instead of meeting with his lawyer or relatives. Bryant said Routh demanded a cigarette, but smoking isn't allowed in the jail.

The sheriff says he doesn't know which relatives came to visit Routh in the jail in Stephenville, about 75 miles southwest of Fort Worth.

Routh is charged with killing Chris Kyle, author of the best-selling book "American Sniper," and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range Saturday. He's being held on $3 million bail. He is on suicide watch.

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