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Sean Taylor Trial: Prosecution rests in murder of Redskins safety

11:02 AM, Oct 28, 2013   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - The prosecution has rested its main case against the man accused of shooting and killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor in 2007.

Defense lawyers for 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. will have their chance later Monday. It's unclear yet if Rivera himself will testify.

Rivera was among five people from the Fort Myers area that authorities say wanted to burglarize Taylor's home because they thought he kept large amounts of cash there. Taylor was shot after confronting the group with a machete.

A medical examiner testified Monday that Taylor died of massive blood loss after he was shot in the upper thigh.

Rivera faces life in prison if convicted.

Taylor was a Pro Bowl safety who also starred at the University of Miami.


 

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