(Jesse Ventura is the former Governor of Minnesota, wining as the Reform Party candidate and is a possible 2016 Independent Presidential Candidate. The following was originally published on RT.)
A federal jury on Tuesday found in favor of former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura in the defamation case he brought against “deadliest sniper in US history.” The panel came to a decision after six days of deliberations.
Ventura sued the estate of former Navy SEAL Chris Kyle for disparaging him in Kyle’s book ‘American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History.’ Ventura says a passage of the book regarding a supposed fight between he and Kyle in 2006 has irreparably damaged his reputation.
“We the jury have not reached a decision,” the 10-member jury told Senior US District Judge Richard Kyle on Monday, according to Reuters. Judge Kyle asked the jury to continue its deliberations, though he informed attorneys that a “mistrial is a possibility.”