FORT WORTH (WBAP 24/7 News) - Saying they are "incredibly heartbroken", the family of Eddie Routh released its first public statement on Tuesday. Routh, a former Marine, is accused in the shooting deaths of decorated Navy sniper Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend, Chad Littlefield earlier this month.
The family thanked Kyle for reaching out to Routh in attempt to help him cope with post traumatic stress disorder.
Below is the text of the letter, released by an attorney for the Routh family.
“Raymond and I want to express our deepest condolences to the Kyle and Littlefield families. We are incredibly heartbroken for your loss.
We wish we could thank Chris Kyle for his genuine interest in helping our son overcome his battle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
We want others with PTSD to know their struggle is recognized and we hope this tragedy will somehow help in getting greater care for and assistance to those in need.
No words can truly express the sorrow we feel for the Kyles and Littlefields, their extended family and friends. Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you all.
-The Routh Family"
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