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Eddie Ray Routh Found Guilty For The Murder Of American Sniper Chris Kyle

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On Tuesday, a jury from the Erath County District Court found Eddie Ray Routh guilty for the murder of Chris Kyle, the inspiration for the Clint Eastwood-directed film American Sniper.

The ex-Marine was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Prosecutors did not seek the death penalty.

[ Related: American Sniper Lands Best Sound Editing At The 2015 Oscars ]

In February 2013, the 27-year-old shot Kyle and Chad Littlefield at the Rough Creek Lodge and Resort's shooting range in Texas.

The former member of the Marine Corps had pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity, claiming he was under psychosis when he released fire on the Navy Seal and his friend. A veteran of the Iraq war, he had been diagnosed with schizophrenia since becoming a soldier.

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Suge Knight Hospitalized With 'Stomach Problems' Right Before Court Hearing

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On Thursday morning in West Los Angeles, Suge Knight was taken via ambulance from Airport Courthouse to a nearby hospital where — according to his attorney David Kenner — he was experiencing "stomach problems."

The rap mogul was supposed to report at 8:30 a.m. to enter a plea of guilty or not guilty for an arraignment unrelated to his existing murder charges.

[ Related: The 911 Call From Suge Knight Murder Scene! ]

In September, the 49-year-old and comedian Katt Williams allegedly made criminal threats against Leslie Redden, a celebrity photographer. They have already been charged for "strong-arm robbery", in which she claims they stole her camera in a Beverly Hills alley.

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Amanda Knox Announces Her Engagement While She Awaits An Appeal Verdict For Murder Charges

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Amanda Knox is engaged to musician Colin Sutherland.

The controversial Seattle native — who has been convicted twice for the murder of her British roommate Meredith Kercher — knew her fiancé since middle school, but didn't start dating him until last year.

[ Related: Amanda Knox Enjoys Freedom In NYC ]

She was previously linked to another Washington-based musician, James Terrano.

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Suge Knight's Deadly Hit And Run May Have Been Sparked By His Unfavorable Portrayal In Straight Outta Compton!

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Was Suge Knight's fatal hit and run that killed his friend Terry Carter triggered by the upcoming movie Straight Outta Compton?

As we reported, sources say that the former CEO of Death Row Records came to the set of a promotional commercial for the film in order to talk to Dr. Dre through a meeting organized by Carter.

[ Related: The 911 Call From Suge Knight Incident! ]

We are now getting reports that Knight wanted to chat to the The Chronic rapper — who is one of the producers — about how he was being portrayed.

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The 911 Call From Suge Knight's Murder Case Has Been Released

Filed under: Legal MattersScary!

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Suge Knight may be out of the woods health-wise, but not legally.

The rap mogul was released from a hospital late Wednesday after being admitted for chest pains.

He's now back in jail and facing murder charges after being involved in a January 29th hit-and-run incident that claimed the life of Terry Carter and injured Cle "Bone" Sloan. Knight claims he was backing up and the accident was unintentional.

On Thursday, the 911 call made by a witness was released, and do NOT support Knight's claims. In the call, a frantic female tells the dispatcher:

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Suge Knight Has A Defense Plan In Place For His Pending Trial — But Will The Cops Buy It?

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Days after Suge Knight was arrested on murder charges for the fatal hit and run he was involved in on Thursday night, the rapper has reportedly come up with a defense for his upcoming trial.

Apparently the 49-year-old is planning on telling the court he didn't know he hit someone before fleeing the scene.

[ Related: Suge Arrested On Murder Charges For Hit & Run ]

According to sources close to the rap mogul, they're saying Suge claims he was fearful for his life when he stepped on the gas pedal of his truck that fateful night.

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​Aaron Hernandez's Defense Is Contradicted By The Murder Victim's Girlfriend On The Stand

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Things are getting off to a bad start for him,

While the New England Patriots are getting ready to play in the Super Bowl, their former teammate Aaron Hernandez is officially standing trial for the murder of Odin Lloyd. On Friday, Lloyd's girlfriend took the stand and contradicted Aaron's defense.

Shaneah Jenkins, the sister of Aaron's girlfriend and the person who introduced the NFLer to Lloyd, said the two men were at the "beginning stages of a friendship" and they "would hang out and smoke." She also said the only time they hung out without her was the one time when Lloyd ended up dead.

[ Photos: Celebrities Who've Been Linked To Murder! ]

However, in the opening statements, Aaron's attorney asserted that

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