Alleged Sean Taylor Shooter’s Trial Set for August

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy said Eric Rivera Jr. will stand trial Aug. 12.

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    Sean Taylor during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nov. 19, 2006.

    A new August trial date has been set in Miami for the alleged shooter in the 2007 slaying of former Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor.

    Trial for Alleged Sean Taylor Shooter Delayed

    Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy said Tuesday that 22-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. will stand trial Aug. 12. The case has been delayed numerous times since Taylor was killed during what prosecutors say was a botched robbery at his Miami-area home.

    Judge Delays Sean Taylor Murder Suspect's Plea Deal Flip

    Rivera and three others, all from the Fort Myers area, 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 charges and is likely to testify against the others.

    Taylor starred in college at the University of Miami.