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Revealed: Five Things Eddie Routh Told Police After He Killed Chris Kyle, Chad Littlefield

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STEPHENVILLE, Texas -- After he shot and killed highly decorated Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield at a remote gun range in Glen Rose, Texas, Eddie Ray Routh stole Kyle’s black Ford truck and fled the scene. Later that day, police officers said they found Routh sitting in the truck and had a tense and bizarre conversation with him through a cracked window.

A jury of 12 people heard some of that conversation in a Erath County courtroom on Thursday, which was recorded by an officers body-cam prior to Routh's arrest. Sitting in the parked vehicle, Routh talked about the apocalypse, “voodoo” and people “feeding” on his soul.

Video from the dashboard camera of a Lancaster, Texas Police vehicle shows former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, left, surrendering after a chase, shown on a courtroom monitor in Stephenville, Texas during Routh's trial. Routh, 27, of Lancaster 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)

Lancaster police Detective Jesse Chevara, who was also Routh’s neighbor, was the law enforcement officer who first approached the former Marine. He is heard on the video trying to keep the then-suspect calm and convince him to get out of the vehicle.

Routh’s attorneys, who are pursuing an insanity defense, argued their client’s statements made prior to his arrest offer a glimpse into his disturbed mind at the time of the shooting on Feb. 2, 2013.

“Everything’s just happening so fast," Routh is heard telling Chevara in video and audio played for the jury on Thursday. He also said, "I don't know if I’m going insane."

Former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, center, appears in court on the opening day of his 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 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)

Because some of Routh’s comments were hard to hear in the audio from the officer’s body-cam, defense attorney R. Shay Isham transcribed and shared some of the most notable statements with the jury on Thursday.

Isham said Routh at one point asked Chevara “if it’s voodoo that’s upon us.” He later apparently asked, “Is the apocalypse upon us right now?”

Routh went on to proclaim, “I can feel everybody feeding on my soul,” according to Isham.

And when Chevara finally got Routh’s mom on the phone as he had requested, he told her he didn’t know what was going on and yelled at her.

Court appointed defense attorney R. Shay Isham, left, looks towards his client, former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh, right, during Routh's trial in Stephenville, Texas on 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)

People watch the high speed chase of former Marine Cpl. Eddie Ray Routh by the Lancaster, Texas police department during Officer Flavio Salazar's testimony during Routh's trial in Stephenville, Texas on 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)

Despite Chevara’s well-intentioned efforts, Routh eventually sped away and attempted to flee officers. After a high-speed chase -- which was captured on police dashcams -- through the streets and Interstate 35, police were able to apprehend and detain Routh.

The prosecution maintained Routh made an intentional decision to kill Kyle and Littlefield and argued on Wednesday that mental illness does not mean a person doesn’t know right from wrong.

Routh has admitted to killing the two men, but pleaded “not guilty” based on the insanity defense. If convicted of capital murder, Routh faces life in prison with no parole.

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