FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (AP) - A South Florida jury is deliberating the DUI manslaughter case of former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz.
The six-person jury resumed discussions Friday afternoon. The panel got the case late Thursday after closing arguments in the 10-day trial.
Prosecutors say Leyritz was driving drunk in December 2007 when he ran a red light and crashed into a vehicle driven by 30-year-old Fredia Ann Veitch, who was killed. The defense claims Veitch ran the light and that blood tests taken of Leyritz after the crash were unreliable.
Leyritz faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He played for several teams but is remembered for a dramatic 1996 World Series home run for the New York Yankees.
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