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Ex Dallas Cowboys' Brent guilty of intoxication manslaughter

Published on Jan 23, 2014 6:56 AM
 
Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent enters the courtroom in Dallas, Texas in this file photo taken on Jan 14, 2014. A Texas jury found former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent guilty on Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter in the car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr in December 2012. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

DALLAS (REUTERS) - A Texas jury found former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent guilty on Wednesday of intoxication manslaughter in the car crash that killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr in December 2012.

Prosecutors said Brent had been drinking heavily at a Dallas area club when he got behind the wheel car and flipped his car in a high-speed crash, killing Brown, 25.

The jury deliberated for about 11 hours before reaching a verdict, and will reconvene on Thursday for sentencing. Brent faces up to 20 years in prison.

The judge revoked Brent's bond and ordered the county sheriff's office to take him into custody.

 
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