Judge Postpones Trial Of Accused Sean Taylor Killer
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MIAMI (CBSDC) — The trial of Eric Rivera, the person accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, was postponed indefinitely.
The trial of the 22-year-old was originally scheduled to begin on Monday.
Rivera’s attorney, who has only been on the case for one month, asked Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Dennis Murphy for the postponement so that he would have more time to familiarize himself with the case according to The Washington Post.
The defender requested the trial begin in October. However, the prosecutor in the case wasn’t able to immediately agree because of questions surrounding his own schedule.
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Prosecutor Reid Rubin said he might be able to set a date when his schedule becomes more clear in the summer.
The judge scheduled a hearing for July 12 at which point a new trial date will be discussed.
Thursday’s postponement marks the sixth of the trial.
Five men were charged in Taylor’s death during an attempted robbery in his Miami home in November 2007.
Venjah Hunte, who was among those charged, has already pleaded guilty in the case. He is expected to testify against the other defendants.