Sean Taylor slaying: Trial date set

Updated: July 12, 2012, 1:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- A new trial date has been set for the man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor during a 2007 burglary in Miami.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy on Thursday set the murder trial of Eric Rivera Jr. for Nov. 5. The trial was delayed after Rivera fired his attorney.

Rivera is one of five defendants from the Fort Myers area who are accused of killing Taylor during a robbery at the player's Miami-Dade County home. Four have pleaded not guilty and are being tried separately. Each faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

A fifth man previously pleaded guilty to murder and burglary and is likely to testify against the others.


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