Defendant: Confession was coerced

Updated: October 21, 2013, 3:26 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- The validity of a detailed, videotaped confession by the man charged in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor is the central question for jurors to decide in his first-degree murder trial, according to opening statements Monday.

Assistant State Attorney Ray Araujo told the 12 jurors and four alternates that Eric Rivera Jr., 23, voluntarily spoke with detectives without an attorney present about how he shot Taylor while he and four friends attempted to burglarize ...

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