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Jury to resume in ex-Cowboys player’s crash trial

Jury to resume in ex-Cowboys player’s crash trial

ON TRIAL: Former Dallas Cowboy NFL football player Josh Brent talks in court with Kevin Brooks, an attorney with the defense, during Brent's trial for intoxication manslaughter, Friday, Jan. 17, in Dallas. Brent is accused of driving drunk at the time of a December 2012 crash that killed Cowboys practice squad player Jerry Brown. Photo: Associated Press/Tony Gutierrez

NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press

DALLAS (AP) — The jury deciding the intoxication manslaughter case against former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent will deliberate for a second day.

Jurors are expected to resume Wednesday after deliberating for about three-and-a-half hours a day earlier.

Brent faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

Prosecutors accuse the former defensive tackle of drunkenly crashing his Mercedes in suburban Dallas after a night out in December 2012, killing his good friend and teammate Jerry Brown.

Brent’s attorneys say he wasn’t drunk and questioned the basis for the state’s case, including blood testing and other evidence that suggested Brent may have had as many as 17 drinks on the night of the wreck.

Authorities say Brent’s blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

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