Trial for Navy SEAL Slaying Begins Wednesday

A jury has been seated for the trial Eddie Ray Routh, who is accused of killing both former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle and Kyle's friend Chad Littlefield.

Although knowledge of Chris Kyle's death has been difficult to avoid, knowledge of the movie (or even having seen it) weren't immediately grounds for dismissal from the jury pool. Instead, the judge asked if they would be able to maintain impartiality and set aside what they had already seen or heard. "American Sniper", the Oscar-nominated movie about Chris Kyle, ends with a depiction of Kyle and Routh meeting, followed by actual footage of Chris Kyle's funeral.

Opening statements in the trial are set to begin Wednesday, February 11 - almost exactly two years after Kyle and Littlefield were killed on February 2, 2013.