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Minnesota Jury Can't Reach Verdict In Jesse Ventura Defamation Case

Former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura pauses while speaking about his book 'They Killed Our President' October 4, 2013 in Washing
Former pro wrestler Jesse Ventura pauses while speaking about his book 'They Killed Our President' October 4, 2013 in Washington, DC. Ventura, who is considering a long-shot independent run for the White House, said he would immediately clear the intelligence leakers Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden if elected. Ventura, who served as governor of Minnesota from 1999 to 2003 and is an avid proponent of conspiracy theories, said it was 'wonderful' for individuals within government to expose abuses. Ventura's book 'They Killed Our President,' alleges that the 1963 Kennedy assassination was a conspiracy in reaction to his efforts to reduce war. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

ST PAUL, Minn., July 28 (Reuters) - A jury in Minnesota said on Monday that after about five days of deliberations, it could not reach a verdict in a defamation case brought by former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura against the estate of an ex-Navy SEAL.

A U.S. federal judge then asked the 10-member jury, which began deliberations on Tuesday, to take one more shot at reaching a verdict. (Reporting by Todd Melby and Art Hughes; Writing by Jon Herskovitz; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

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