ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An attorney for former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura says he thinks a jury acted fairly in awarding Ventura $1.8 million in his defamation case against slain military sniper Chris Kyle.
Ventura accused Kyle of lying about punching Ventura out at a California bar in 2006. Kyle wrote in his best-selling memoir “American Sniper” that he did it after Ventura badmouthed Navy SEALs.READ MORE: Nathan Hase Killed In Goodhue County Crash
His attorney David Bradley Olsen says it was more important to Ventura to get a verdict that showed Kyle’s story “was a lie.”READ MORE: Cameron Clark Will Serve More Than 15 Years For Attempted Murder Of Unborn Child, Aiding And Abetting Robbery
Kyle estate attorney John Borger says the family will consider an appeal. He faced questions about why he agreed to a non-unanimous verdict when the jury appeared deadlocked. Borger says it was a strategic call “that seemed appropriate at the time.”MORE NEWS: Minnesota Weather: Gorgeous Fall Weather On #Top10WxDay
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