‘American Sniper’ widow Taya Kyle’s new book addresses grief

DALLAS (AP) — The widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle says in her new book that her stance on the death penalty was among things she struggled with after he was killed in 2013.

“American Wife” by Taya Kyle will be published next week by William Morrow. The Associated Press purchased an early copy.

Kyle writes about her life with the famed Navy SEAL sniper and coping after he was fatally shot by ex-Marine Eddie Ray Routh at a Texas gun range.

She said while she believes in the death penalty, she has “come around to the view that life without parole” may be worse.

The prosecutor didn’t seek capital punishment for Routh, convicted in February in the deaths of Chris Kyle and Chad Littlefield. He was sentenced to life in prison.


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