Sean Taylor trial continues; detective says suspect admitted killing former Redskins safety

12:44 PM, Oct 24, 2013   |    comments
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MIAMI (AP) - A detective says the suspect accused of killing Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor freely admitted breaking into Taylor's home, kicking down the bedroom door and shooting Taylor.

Detective Juan Segovia testified in court Thursday that 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. initially said he went to the movies on the weekend Taylor was shot in 2007. Later, he grew nervous when he saw detectives interviewing another suspect and confessed.

The detective said Rivera drew a diagram of the home with stick figures labeling himself as Taylor's shooter.

Prosecutors say Rivera and four others from the Fort Myers area thought Taylor would be playing a Redskins game, but he was home with an injury.

One of the others has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and burglary charges. The others will go on trial later.

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