Retired Dallas Cowboy defense tackle Josh Brent was convicted of intoxication manslaughter in the death of friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Wednesday afternoon.
Brent, 25, sat alone while waiting to hear the verdict. Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins was present as the former nose tackle was taken into custody in the courtroom. He faces up to 20 years in prison. The sentencing phase of the trial is set to begin Thursday.
The jury received the case Tuesday and deliberated for about three-and-a-half hours, but were sequestered after they couldn’t reach a verdict. They signaled that they had a verdict at about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday.