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Jury in Ventura Trial Breaks for Day; No Verdict

Created: 07/22/2014 9:36 PM KAALtv.com

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The jury deliberating in former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict.
    
The six-man, four-woman jury got the case around noon Tuesday after hearing closing arguments. They left the federal courthouse in St. Paul about 4:30 p.m. They're due to reconvene at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
    
Ventura testified during the two-week trial that Kyle fabricated a passage in his 2012 best-seller about punching him in a California bar in 2006 after Ventura allegedly made remarks insulting Navy SEALs. But Kyle said in videotaped testimony that his story was accurate.
    
Ventura's attorney suggested that $5 million to $15 million would be reasonable compensation. An attorney for Kyle's estate said Ventura failed to prove his case.

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7/22/2014 4:50:14 PM (GMT -5:00)



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