By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Prosecutors finished calling witnesses on Tuesday in the murder trial of Eddie Ray Routh, who is charged with fatally shooting Chris Kyle, the former U.S. Navy SEAL whose autobiography was turned into the hit movie "American Sniper." Over several days of witnesses' testimony, prosecutors reconstructed the day two years ago when they say Routh, 27, killed Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield at a gun range about 70 miles (110 km) southwest of Fort Worth, stole Kyle's pickup truck and was taken into custody following a high-speed car chase. Routh's lawyers have not contested accusations that Routh fired the fatal shots. They are trying to have him declared innocent by reason of insanity and said in opening arguments they would call expert witnesses who will attest to Routh's troubled mental state.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — A man convicted of strangling two people during a 2002 robbery should be sent to death row, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday, four days after the governor declared a moratorium on the death penalty.
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for the accused Boston Marathon bomber and federal prosecutors sparred in court papers on Tuesday over whether it would be possible to seat an impartial jury in the city where the deadly 2013 attack took place. Two days before a three-member panel of the First Circuit Court of Appeals is to hear argument on a defense request to move Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's trial out of Boston, the two sides painted contrasting pictures of what they had learned through six weeks of jury selection.
HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge in Texas on Monday temporarily blocked President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration, giving a coalition of 26 states time to pursue a lawsuit that aims to permanently stop the orders.