|Published:||Oct 28, 2010 9:27 PM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 28, 2010 6:27 PM EDT|
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A jury has been chosen in the South Florida DUI manslaughter trial of former major league baseball player Jim Leyritz.
The six-person panel, plus two alternates, was seated Thursday in the high-profile case. They were drawn from an original pool of 75 people.
Testimony begins Monday.
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, killing her.
The 46-year-old Leyritz faces a maximum 15-year prison sentence if convicted. Leyritz in May settled a wrongful death lawsuit with Veitch's family.
Leyritz played for several major league teams but is best known for a dramatic 1996 World Series home run for the New York Yankees.