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Jury seated in Josh Brent trial, opening statements Monday

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A jury has been selected in the Josh Brent intoxication manslaughter trial and opening statements will happen Monday.

The jury will have two men and 10 women on the panel, with one additional female alternate.

Brent, 25, is accused of driving drunk in December 2012, when he crashed his SUV in Irving, killing teammate Jerry Brown. Police said his blood-alcohol level at the time was more than twice the legal limit.

The two day jury selection ended late Friday at the Frank Crowley Courts Building in downtown Dallas. The pool of potential jurors for the case was double the size of the normal 60.

George Milner, Brent's attorney, told potential jurors the trial will begin with a not guilty plea by Josh Brent.

Milner also asked if jurors were open-minded to consider a range of punishment, including probation.

Brent has pleaded not guilty to charges that include intoxication manslaughter. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison.

The trial is expected to last about two weeks.

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