Watch LIVE

PHOTOS: Without Saying a Word, 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle's Widow, Taya, Honors Husband in Court

News

Heartbreaking.

Taya Kyle, wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, wipes her eyes as she testifies during former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh's capital murder trial at the Erath County Donald R. Jones Justice Center, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Stephenville, Texas. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, Texas, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, Pool)

STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- In a silent tribute to her late husband, Taya Kyle wore a Rolex Submariner and military dog tags belonging to legendary Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle as she testified at Eddie Ray Routh's murder trial in Erath County on Wednesday.

During her testimony, Kyle was photographed clutching Kyle's dog tags.

Taya Kyle, left, wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, leaves the Erath County Donald R. Jones Justice Center courtroom following the days proceedings in Stephenville, Texas, during the capital murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Routh, of Lancaster, Texas, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, Pool)

Taya Kyle, second from left, wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, leaves the Erath County Donald R. Jones Justice Center courtroom following the days proceedings in Stephenville, Texas, during the capital murder trial of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh , Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. Routh, of Lancaster, Texas, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, Pool)

Taya Kyle, wife of slain Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, wipes her eyes as she testifies during former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh's capital murder trial at the Erath County Donald R. Jones Justice Center, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in Stephenville, Texas. Routh, 27, of Lancaster, Texas, is charged with the 2013 deaths of Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield at a shooting range near Glen Rose, Texas. (AP Photo/The Dallas Morning News, Tom Fox, Pool)

Kyle was called as a witness by the prosecution in the murder trial of her husband's killer. There is no disputing the fact that Routh killed Kyle and Chad Littlefield on Feb. 2, 2013, but the defendant has pleaded not guilty using an insanity defense. His attorneys argued on Wednesday that he was in a "grip of psychosis" so severe when he shot the men that he didn't realize what he was doing was wrong.

The prosecution claimed the evidence will show that Routh "intentionally" murdered the two men.

The trial, which continued on Thursday, is expected to last about two weeks.

If convicted, Routh faces life in prison without the possibility of parole. The state of Texas decided not to pursue the death penalty.

---

Most recent
All Articles