Judge: Ventura defamation case to stay in Minn.

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that former Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit will be tried in Minnesota.

U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle said Tuesday it would be more expensive to move the case to Texas, where the widow of a Navy SEAL Ventura is suing lives.

Taya Kyle is the widow of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle. She sought to move the trial to Dallas, because she says she is a single mother with two children. Taya Kyle oversees the estate of her husband, who was killed in February at a Texas gun range.

"American Sniper" includes a description of Chris Kyle punching Ventura in a bar. Ventura, a former Navy SEAL and professional wrestler, says the punch never happened.

The Star Tribune reports the trial could take two weeks or more.

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