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Deliberations in Ventura trial to enter Day 3

July 24, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury in St. Paul is set to resume deliberating for a third day whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history libeled former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his memoir.

Ventura says Chris Kyle made up a story in his best-seller "American Sniper" about decking him in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura supposedly insulted Navy SEALs. Ventura testified it never happened.

Jurors got the case midday Tuesday. They did not reach a verdict before going home for the day Wednesday.

To rule for Ventura, the jury must find by "clear and convincing evidence" that Kyle knew or believed his story was false, or that Kyle had serious doubts about whether it was true.

Ventura's attorney has asked for millions of dollars in damages.

 
 

 

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