Ex-NFL player's defense rests in wreck case

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 17, 2014 at 3:43 pm •  Published: January 17, 2014

DALLAS (AP) — Defense attorneys for Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Josh Brent have rested their case in his intoxication manslaughter trial for a December 2012 wreck.

Brent's lawyers completed their case in one day Friday. They presented testimony from an expert who said the blood tests used to argue Brent was drunk were precise, but wrong.

Janine Arvizu (ar-VEE'-zoo) testified Friday that the Dallas County crime lab did not properly process Brent's blood tests after the wreck that left a practice squad linebacker dead. Police say Brent's blood-alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit.

Aya Matsuda, a friend of Brent's, testified she did not see him purchase any drinks at a nightclub before the crash.

The 25-year-old Brent faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted.

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