Guards Tase, Tie Down American Sniper Suspect

Eddie Ray Routh lashes out in jail: authorities
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2013 3:22 PM CST
Guards Tase, Tie Down American Sniper Suspect
This photo provided by the Erath County Sheriff’s Office shows Eddie Ray Routh.    (AP Photo/ Erath County Sheriff's Office)

Police got rough with the alleged killer of US sniper Chris Kyle last night, Tasering him in his jail cell and tying him to a chair, ABC News reports. Authorities say guards at the central Texas jail Tasered Eddie Ray Routh, 25, when he refused to return his dinner tray, became angry, and tried to attack them. A jail official said Routh was also placed in solitary confinement and restrained to a chair on suicide watch. Routh has been charged twice with capital murder but has offered no confession or even suggested a motive, police say. Authorities are holding him on a $3 million bond. (More Eddie Ray Routh stories.)

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