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Ventura Seeks $5-15 Million for Alleged Defamation

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(KARE TV) Jury deliberations are set to resume Wednesday morning in former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against late "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. 

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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