Eddie Routh transported to Abilene

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Eddie Routh

The man convicted of killing American Sniper Chris Kyle and his friend Chad Littlefield is no longer being held at the Erath County Jail.

Routh was transported by sheriff's deputies to the Middleton Unit in Abilene Friday morning where he will undergo testing before he is transported to a Texas prison where he will begin serving his life term.

An Erath County jury found Routh guilty of capital murder on Feb. 24.

His attorneys have already filed an appeal in the case.