Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter

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by WFAA

WFAA

Posted on January 22, 2014 at 4:58 PM

Updated Wednesday, Jan 22 at 5:03 PM

DALLAS — Retired Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent was found guilty of intoxication manslaughter in the death of friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Wednesday afternoon. 

The verdict came after two days of deliberations. 

Deliberations resumed at 9 a.m. after jurors considered the case for about three-and-a-half hours Tuesday. Jurors couldn't reach a verdict and were sequestered until Wednesday.

Brent's accused of drunken driving during the early morning hours on Dec. 8, 2012, when he crashed his Mercedes, killing passenger and teammate Jerry Brown Jr. The former nose tackle's defense argued prosecutors were unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he was intoxicated.

The proseuction, meanwhile, pointed to Brent's blood alcohol content being .189 at the time of the crash. Brent, 25, sat alone while waiting to hear the verdict. Dallas County District Attorney was present as the judge read that the jury found him guilty. 

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