Tuesday, January 18, 2022
56.2 F
Fort Worth

Judge rejects “American Sniper” author Kyle widow’s request for new trial

🕐 1 min read

 

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A judge has rejected a request from the widow of “American Sniper” author Chris Kyle to order a new trial or set aside a jury’s verdict in favor of former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

Ventura was awarded $1.8 million a defamation claim against Kyle. Ventura said Kyle made up a claim of decking Ventura at a California bar in 2006 after the former governor supposedly made offensive comments about Navy SEALs.

Attorneys for Taya Kyle argued that the laws and evidence at trial didn’t support the jury’s award.

But U.S. District Judge Richard Kyle, who also presided over that trial, wrote in a decision filed Wednesday that the trial was fair and the verdicts supported by “substantial evidence.”

Kyle’s considered the deadliest sniper in U.S. military history. He was killed in Texas last year.

 

Robert Francis
Robert is a Fort Worth native and longtime editor of the Fort Worth Business Press. He is a former president of the local Society of Professional Journalists and was a freelancer for a variety of newspapers, weeklies and magazines, including American Way, BrandWeek and InformatonWeek. A graduate of TCU, Robert has held a variety of writing and editing positions at publications such as the Grand Prairie Daily News and InfoWorld. He is also a musician and playwright.

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.