DALLAS –– The state rested its case on the fourth day of testimony in the intoxication manslaughter case against Josh Brent.
The former nose tackle's defense team will begin calling witnesses Friday morning.
Brent’s on trial for the death of friend and teammate Jerry Brown Jr., who was riding in the passenger seat of Brent’s 2007 Mercedes when it flipped, caught a curb and burst into flames. Brown was killed and investigators say Brent’s blood alcohol content was .18, more than twice the legal limit.
Teammates who were partying with the two before they left Club Privae in northwest Dallas testified Thursday. The first was Danny McCray, who told the jury he didn't want to take the stand. McCray was subpoenaed.
Cowboys safety Barry Church also took the stand. He testified that he remembered Brent took a shot at Eddie V's restaurant and later consumed champagne at Club Privae.
Ashley Price, a waitress at Eddie V's, testified she served the group three bottles of wine and eight shots of liquor. She said Brent had two double shots of Cognac. Two servers from Club Privae also testified that they served Brent alcohol.
Dallas Cowboys cornerback Orlando Scandrick was in the courthouse, but was not called by the prosecution.
Graphic autopsy photos were shown when Dr. Jeffery Barnard, of the Dallas County Medical Examiners Office, took the stand. Barnard said Brown died of blunt force trauma to the neck and head.
On Monday, both sides laid our their arguments –– the defense is attempting to prove that speed was the primary factor in the crash and that Brent was not intoxicated, as the prosecution argues.
On Tuesday, the Irving officer who arrested Brent testified that Brent seemed more worried about making it home than the fate of his friend. He didn’t show emotion until he was told Brown was dead, the officer said.
And on Wednesday, the jury heard from a toxicologist who estimated that Brent had upwards of 17 drinks the night he crashed car. The jury was also shown photos of the crash scene.