Trial delayed for man accused of killing Taylor

A trial has been delayed again for the man accused of shooting to death Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor. (AP)
September 10, 2013, 3:01 PM

MIAMI — A trial has been delayed again for the man accused of shooting to death Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor.

A Miami-Dade County courts spokeswoman said Tuesday the trial of 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. will not begin Monday because of scheduling conflicts and availability of witnesses.

A new trial date will be set Monday. There have been numerous delays.

Rivera and four others from the Fort Myers area were charged with killing Taylor in 2007 during a botched robbery at the player’s home near Miami. One suspect 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.

Before the NFL, Taylor starred at the University of Miami.

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