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Judge Delays Sean Taylor Murder Suspect's Plea Deal Flip

Man charged in NFLer's killing will have to wait a week to withdraw guilty plea



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    One of the men charged in the murder of former Miami star and Redskins standout Sean Taylor wants to drop his guilty plea.

    One of the five thugs who coldly shot and killed former Washington Redskin Sean Taylor during a 2007 robbery of the football star's Miami home is trying to withdraw his guilty plea, but he'll have to wait another week.

    A judge postponed a hearing today for suspect Venjah Hunte who wants to flip on the deal that would put him behind bars for no more than 29 years. Hunte could face a life sentence if he withdraws his guilty plea.

    Hunte, 21, and four accomplices killed the 24-year-old Taylor during a home invasion and robbery attempt. All five suspects are from the Fort Myers area and all are being held in jail without bail.

    The others charged in the killing -- Charles Wardlow, 19, Jason Scott Mitchell, 21, Timmy Lee Brown, 17, and Eric Rivera, 19 -- have pled not guilty. Their trial is expected to begin in January.

    Taylor helped lead the University of Miami to a 2001 National Championship before becoming an All-Pro safety with the Washington Redskins.