Ventura's task in defamation trial: Proving 'American Sniper' author lied about 2006 punch

  • by: AMY FORLITI , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 6, 2014 - 10:05 AM

MINNEAPOLIS — When a man regarded as the deadliest sniper in U.S. history detailed his kills in a bestselling autobiography, he also included details about a 2006 incident in which he says he punched a guy he called "Scruff Face" — later identified as former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura.

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