On November 26, 2007, Taylor was shot in the upper leg by an armed intruder at his home in Florida, where he had been in the process of rehabbing an injury. The bullet severed his femoral artery, resulting in a tremendous loss of blood, and Taylor would later lose his battle at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.
Timothy Lee Brown, Jason Scott Mitchell, Eric Rivera, and Charles K. Wardlow will face first-degree murder and armed burglary charges and face life in prison if convicted. A fifth suspect, Venjah Hunte, has already submitted a guilty plea and was charged with second degree murder. Hunte will testify against the four and is in the midst of a 29-year prison sentence.
Sean's father, Pedro "Pete" Taylor, had this to say about the announcement of the trial date:
“It’s been a long time coming,” said Sean’s father Pedro “Pete” Taylor. “I’d like to thank everyone for their concerns, kind words and prayers for Sean and our family. We hope for speedy trials so our family can get the closure we deserve.”
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