Justin Nabours, a former part-time wildlife guide at Rough Creek Lodge, testified he had a father and young son with him when the bodies of Chad Littlefield and Chris Kyle were discovered. Nabours said the boy wanted to meet Chris Kyle who he considered a hero. When the trio arrived at the shooting range, Nabours spotted the bodies and told the father and son to stay inside the truck and call 9-1-1.
Kyle was found lying face down in the dirt still wearing his hat. Littlefield was found on the platform with one of his arms raised.
Texas Rangers found loaded handguns holstered on the victims' bodies. The guns were in the locked position with the safety on.
When first responders began CPR on Kyle, the defibrillator detected a pulse.
Chet Kelley, a friend of Chad Littlefield's, said when rumor of the murders began to circulate, he called Littlefield's cell phone and was surprised when a man answered. He said, "Chad whats up? Is everything ok? The man on the other end replied, Its not Chad, its Eddie.
A receipt for two bean burritos from Taco Bell at 6:50 p.m. was placed into evidence that proved Eddie Routh ate dinner a short time after the murders.
Moments before his arrest and after leading police on a high-speed chase, Routh told police he had "taken a couple of souls."
Routh then asked Detective Michael Smith, "Is the apocalypse on us right now? I can feel everybody feeding on my soul."
Medical examiner Dr. Jeffery Barnard performed autopsies on the victims the day after the crimes.