Oct. 15 trial set for alleged shooter
MIAMI -- An Oct. 15 trial date has been set for the alleged shooter in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.
The trial of 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. has been delayed numerous times, in part because Rivera has had several lawyers. The latest September trial date was postponed because of scheduling conflicts.
Police say Taylor was fatally shot at his home near Miami during a botched robbery. Rivera and four others from the Fort Myers area were charged. One has pleaded guilty to murder and burglary charges.
Rivera and the others pleaded not guilty and are being tried separately. Each faces a possible life sentence if convicted.
Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press
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