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Prosecution rests in Leyritz DUI death trial

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The prosecution has rested in the Florida DUI manslaughter trial of former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz.

The final state witness Wednesday was a crash reconstruction expert who said Leyritz was not speeding before the December 2007 crash that killed a 30-year-old woman.

The defense is expected to begin its case next week. It is not clear whether the 46-year-old Leyritz will testify.

Leyritz is accused of driving drunk and causing the crash by running a red light. If convicted, he faces between four and 15 years in prison.

Leyritz hit a dramatic home run to become a 1996 World Series hero for the New York Yankees. He played for several other teams in an 11-season career.

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