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Routh Release of Info

Routh Release of Info

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Grand jury indictment in the case of State of Texas vs. Eddie Ray Routh
Grand jury indictment in the case of State of Texas vs. Eddie Ray Routh

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M.ALANNASH
MARTY BAKER
DlSTRlCT ATTORNEY
Investigator
LAURIE GIl..LISPJE
LegalAssistant
&
Victim
Coordinator
STERLING HARMON
PAT
BEATY
ASSISTANT DlSTRlCT ATTORNEY
. Legal
Ass.istant
District Attorney266
tb
Judicial District
Court
P.O.
Box
30
Stephenville, TX 76401
Phone
(254)965.1462 Fax (254)965.5543
July 24,2013
Release
of
Information
Re: State
of
Texas vs. Eddie Ray RouthCause No.
CR14024,
in the 266
th
Judicial District Court, Erath County, TexasThe Grand Jury convened for service to the 266
th
Judicial District issued a True Bill
of
Indictment formally charging Eddie Ray Routh with Capital Murder
in
the deaths
of
Chad Littlefieldand Chris Kyle
on
February 2, 2013.A copy
of
the Indictment is provided as a courtesy with this Release
of
Information and is alsoavailable as public record with the Clerk
of
the Court.Also included with this Release is a copy
of
the Order Regarding Pre-Trial Publicity entered
by
the District Court on July 24, 2013.Additional infonnation concerning this case will be available exclusively through public filingsand public proceedings
in
the District Court.M. Alan NashDistrict Attorney
 
CHARGE:
Capital Murder
§
19.03 (a)(7)(A),(b) Texas Penal
Code
Agency:
Erath
County Sheriff
TRN:
9066743883 -AOOl;
Offense
Level:
FX
Date
of
Birth:
09130/87
SID:
TX08977806
CAUSE NO.
CJ2
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STATE
OF
TEXAS
§
IN
THE
DISTRlCf
COURT
VS
§
266
TH
JUDICIAL
DISTRlCf
EDDIE RAY
ROUTH
§
ERATH
COUNTY,
TEXAS
GRAND JURY INDICTMENT
IN
THE
NAME AND BY AUTHORITY
OF THE
STATE
OF
TEXAS:
The
GRAND
JURY, for
the
County
of
Erath, State
of
Texas. duly selected, empanelled.sworn, charged,
and
organized
as such at the
July Term,
AD.,
2013,
of
the
266
1h
Judicial DistrictCourt for said County,
upon
their
oaths
present in
and
to said Court
at
said term
that
EDDIERAY ROUTH,
hereinafter styled Defendant,
on or
about
the
2
nd
day
of
February, AD.,
2013,
and
before the presentment
of
this
indictment, in the County
and
State aforesaid, did then and thereintentionally
or
knowingly cause
the
death
of
an
individual, Christopher Scott Kyle, namely, byshooting
him
with a firearm,
and
did then
and
there intentionally
or
knowingly cause
the
death
of
another individual, namely, Chad Hudson Littlefield. by shooting
him
with a firearm,
and
bothmurders were committed
during
the
same criminal episode.
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Cause
No.
CR.
THE STATE
OF
TEXAS
§
IN
THE DISTRICT COURT
OF
VS.
§
ERATH COUNTY, TEXASEDDIE RAY ROUTH
§
266
TH
JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURTRESTRICTIVE
AND
PROTECTIVE
ORDER
On
the
24t11
day
of
July, 2013, the Court, on its own Motion, enters the following Orderrestricting comments by: the 266
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District Attorney and office staff; the Erath County Attorneyand office staff; the Erath County Justice Courts and staff; the defendant and all family members
of
the defendant; the defense team and their staff; the Stephenville Police Department; the ErathCounty Sheriff's Office; the Texas Rangers and the Texas Department
of
Public Safetypersonnel; and all other law enforcement personnel involved in this case; the Bailiffs
of
theCourt; the Erath County District Clerk and deputies; and all court personnel as set out below(hereinafter "the participants"),The Court takes judicial notice
of:
1)
the unusually emotional nature
ofthe
issues involved in this case;2) the extensive local and national media coverage this case has already generated;
3)
the various and numerous public events, including the memorial
of
Chris Kyle held inCowboys Stadium, that have been published and broadcast
by
local and national media;and,
4}
the
unique nature
of
security issues presented
by
this case.The Court FINDS that the participants' willingness to give interviews to the media wouldonly serve to increase the volume
of
pre-trial pUblicity.

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