'American Sniper' Trial: New Video Shows Chris Kyle's Widow's Testimony

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One of the jurors also reveals how the movie affected him.

Now that a jury has found Eddie Ray Routh guilty of murdering Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, new videos have been released from the trial.

Some of the footage, which news organizations started to air Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, shows Kyle's widow, Taya, delivering an emotional account of the last time she saw her husband alive.

After taking a minute to compose herself, she recalls, with her lower lip trembling, that they were both rushing around at home and had taken different routes around the house before they found each other.

After some more discussion about Kyle's plans with Chad Littlefield, who had accompanied him to the shooting range and was also killed by Routh, Taya recounts her final moments with her husband, her voice trembling, "We just said we loved each other and gave each other a hug and a kiss like we always did."

Routh was sentenced to life in prison after the jury quickly found him guilty of killing Kyle and Littlefield.

Meanwhile, six jurors from the case spoke out on ABC's Good Morning America on Wednesday, explaining to George Stephanopoulos how they were able to so quickly reach a verdict and whether they thought Routh was faking with his bizarre behavior.

"That was something we really had to figure out in the beginning. I know a lot of us came into this jury questioning that," juror Christina Yeager tells GMA of whether they thought Routh was faking. "But evidence shows that there was a real definite pattern there when it came to his earlier convictions before the trial…He would get intoxicated, get in trouble and then the police would show up and he'd say, 'I'm a veteran. I have PTSD. I'm insane. Every time something bad happened he would pull that card.'" The jurors said they were convinced Routh knew the difference between right and wrong when he pulled the trigger.

One juror, Barrett Hutchison also revealed that he saw the movie American Sniper, which Kyle (played by Bradley Cooper) is the subject of, and how it affected him.

"It gave me a better outlook on Chris' role as a marine — what that job entails, a greater respect for it," Hutchison said. "But as far as the actions that took place on Feb. 2, Chad [Littlefield] was still in the picture and Chad was not in that movie. I basically put the fact that Chris was a marine out of my mind and looked at him as a person, looked at Chad as a person, looked at Eddie as a person and tried to make reasonable judgment."


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