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May Trial Set For Suspect In Sean Taylor Murder

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Sean Taylor (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Sean Taylor (credit: Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

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MIAMI — A May trial date has been set for one of the remaining three suspects in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor, who was fatally shot during a burglary at his South Florida home.

A judge on Thursday set the May 27 date for 26-year-old Jason Mitchell. Trial dates will be set later for 24-year-old Charles Wardlow and 22-year-old Timothy Brown. All are charged with first-degree murder.

They are accused of taking part in the burglary along with the alleged shooter, 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr., and a fifth man who pleaded guilty. Rivera was sentenced last month to 57 years in prison on second-degree murder and armed burglary convictions. He denied shooting Taylor.

Taylor was an all-pro Redskins safety who also starred at the University of Miami.

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