Jury deliberating in trial of slain NFL player Sean Taylor
Closing remarks were made in the murder trial of former UM and Redskins player Sean Taylor.
By ASSOCIATED PRESSFS Florida
MIAMI (AP) -- A jury has begun deliberations in the trial of a Florida man accused of the fatal 2007 shooting of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during a botched burglary.
Jurors got the case late Wednesday afternoon after hearing closing arguments in the case of 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. He faces a possible life sentence if convicted of murder in Taylor's killing.
A prosecutor told jurors to rely on Rivera's videotaped confession to police. Rivera testified in his own defense that he didn't shoot Taylor and stayed outside in a car while others went into the Pro Bowl player's house.
Four other young men from the Fort Myers area were charged. One pleaded guilty and three face trial later.