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Widow of slain 'American Sniper' gives emotional testimony

 STEPHENVILLE, Texas (AP) -- The widow of the Navy SEAL depicted in the Oscar-nominated film "American Sniper" has given emotional testimony about her final moments with her husband.

Taya Kyle was the first prosecution witness called Wednesday in the murder trial of the ex-Marine accused of fatally shooting Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield two years ago at a Texas gun range. The trial in the small town of Stephenville has attracted national attention with the recent release of the blockbuster movie based on the memoir of the sniper who served four tours in Iraq.

She told jurors that as her husband left to go to the shooting range in February 2013, they gave each other a hug and kiss.

Eddie Ray Routh's attorneys are pursuing an insanity defense.

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