Former Cowboy Josh Brent Convicted of Intoxication Manslaughter

By NBC DFW

Published 01/22 2014 04:11PM

Updated 01/22 2014 04:14PM

NBC 5 News
Former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter Wednesday for a fiery wreck that killed his teammate and close friend Jerry Brown.

Jurors, who returned to court Wednesday after deliberating for about three-and-a-half hours on Tuesday, delivered the guilty verdict shortly before 4 p.m. after considering their decision for nearly 11 hours.

Brent, 25, showed no reaction when he learned the verdict. He was led from the courtroom in handcuffs in front of crying family members who were in the front row of the courtroom gallery.

Brent faces up to 20 years behind bars, though he is eligible for and has requested probation. Sentencing in the case will begin Thursday morning.

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