STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- Chris Kyle, former Navy SEAL sniper and author of “American Sniper,” and Chad Littlefield were both carrying loaded 1911 .45ACP semiautomatic handguns in waistband holsters when they were shot and killed by Eddie Ray Routh at a Texas gun range in February 2013, Texas Ranger Michael Adcock testified on Thursday.
Both handguns were still on “safety” when the two men were killed. Though prosecuting attorneys can't draw conclusions while questioning witnesses, the detail seems to suggest that Kyle and Littlefield likely didn't have a chance to defend themselves or draw their weapons after Routh opened fire.
After killing the two men, Routh went to Taco Bell and ordered two bean burritos at the drive-thru window. The prosecution submitted a receipt into evidence showing the defendant made the stop at Taco Bell at 6:50 p.m. on Feb. 2, 2013.
Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, center, is led into court by his defense attorney J. Warren St. John, left, for the second day of his capital murder trial at the Erath County Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville, Texas, Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, Texas, is charged with the 2013 deaths of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, Pool)
Adcock was among the several law enforcement officials who reviewed and processed the crime scene at Rough Creek Lodge in Glen Rose, Texas.
Prosecutors showed graphic crime scene photos to the jury on Thursday, including some showing Kyle and Littlefield. Other photos showed the array of firearms that were found at the scene, which included several rifles and handguns.
Kyle was shot five times in the back and once in the head. Littlefield was also shot multiple times.
Erath County District Attorney Alan Nash displays photos of the Rough Creek Lodge and Resort, where the deaths occurred, during the capital murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh at the Erath County Donald R. Jones Justice Center in Stephenville, Texas, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Routh, of Lancaster, Texas, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, Pool)
Defense attorneys are seeking an insanity defense for Routh, 27, who faces life in prison without parole if convicted of capital murder. Kyle and Littlefield had taken the troubled Marine to the shooting range after Routh's mother asked Kyle if he could help him.
Routh was a small arms technician who served in Iraq and was deployed to earthquake-ravaged Haiti before leaving the Marines in 2010. Authorities say that after the shootings, Routh drove to his sister's house in Kyle's truck, admitted to the killings and told his sister "people were sucking his soul” and he “sold” his soul for a truck.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.