Sean Taylor Death – Obituary The one who investigators say discharged the shot that killed Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a bungled 2007 robbery was condemned Thursday to over 57 years in state jail. Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy forced the sentence on Eric Rivera, 23, one of five Fort Myers-region men accused of Taylor’s demise after they broke into his home hoping to take cash. One has confessed and three others are as yet anticipating preliminary.
Rivera admitted to police on tape that he shot Taylor after the NFL player faced them at his room entryway with a cleaver. In the admission, Rivera additionally said the gathering didn’t understand Taylor would be home with a knee injury as opposed to playing a Redskins game against Tampa Bay.
“He lost his life shielding and ensuring his family,” said Assistant State Attorney Reid Rubin in an end explanation. “They kicked the entryway in and they shot him and killed him, out of the blue.”
Affirming in his own safeguard the previous fall, Rivera guaranteed the admission was bogus and inappropriately constrained, and that another person in the gathering fired Taylor with a 9mm handgun. A jury sentenced him for second-degree murder and outfitted thievery. He was initially accused of first-degree murder however was ineligible for capital punishment since he was 17 at the hour of the killing.