Deliberations in Ventura trial enter Day 3

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Posted: Jul 24, 2014 10:21 AM
Deliberations in Ventura trial enter Day 3

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A jury in St. Paul has reconvened for a third day to deliberate whether a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history defamed 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 Wednesday.

To rule in Ventura's favor, 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. Kyle died last year.

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