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Jurors begin deliberations in case

Updated: November 18, 2010, 7:53 PM ET
Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz had enough time to stop before a fatal 2007 car crash but was too drunk to react to a traffic light and should be convicted of DUI manslaughter, a Florida prosecutor told jurors in a closing argument Thursday.

Stefanie Newman, an assistant state attorney, said evidence in Leyritz's 10-day trial showed that he consumed the equivalent of 11 to 12 shots of liquor before getting behind the wheel of his Ford Expedition on ...

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