Texas Governor: 'American Sniper' Verdict is 'Justice!'

The Texas governor has been an outspoken fan of the slain sniper.

Republican candidate for governor, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott speaks to the press after voting in the Texas primary at Western Hills Church of Christ on March 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas.

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Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Tuesday praised a jury's conviction of the man accused of killing Chris Kyle, the subject of the blockbuster film American Sniper.

“Justice!” tweeted Abbott, a former state attorney general who was elected in November to succeed Governor Rick Perry. “Chris Kyle's killer convicted of capital murder. Jury didn't buy insanity defense.” 

Abbott has been an outspoken fan of the slain sniper, earlier proclaiming Feb. 2 as “Chris Kyle Day” in the Lone Star State.

The convicted killer, former Marine Eddie Ray Routh, will be sentenced to life without parole for the death of Kyle and another man at a shooting range in 2013, according to the Associated Press.

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