Taya Kyle walks the red carpet at the Oscars in the midst of the trial for her husband’s killer. She holds Chris’ dog tags in her hand as she smiles for the camera.

Clutching her husband’s dog tags and holding back tears, Chris Kyle’s widow said she wished he was with her as she walked the red carpet for ‘American Sniper’ at the Oscars on Sunday.

Taya Kyle said her husband would be ‘blown away’ by the support the film has received and that he would be his ‘usual humble self’ despite the success of the movie based on his life.

It wasn’t only Kyle’s absence that was weighing on Taya. For the last two weeks she has been attending the murder trial for her husband’s killer.

ABC’s Robin Roberts noted during the interview that Taya had to be on a red eye flight out of Los Angeles that very night.

Taya wrote on her Facebook that she wanted to make sure she was back in time as the trial continues on Monday morning.

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