Trial for Alleged Sean Taylor Shooter Delayed Until April

Eric Rivera Jr.'s trial was set for April 15

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    The trial has been delayed from November to April for the alleged shooter in the 2007 slaying of former Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor.

    Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy on Monday set the trial to begin April 15 for 22-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. It was previously set for Nov. 5 but the chief prosecutor has a conflict.

    He's one of five defendants from the Fort Myers area who are accused of killing Taylor during a botched robbery at the player's Miami-Dade County home. Four 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.