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Trial Date in Death of Washington Redskins Safety Sean Taylor Finally Set

June 4th, 2013 at 1:56 PM
By Zach Powell

After nearly six years, the four men accused in the 2007 shooting of former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor will finally head to trial on August 12th.

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.” 

The Washington Redskins have continued to honor Sean Taylor's legacy by withholding his number 21 jersey and inducted him into their Ring of Fame on November 30, 2008.  

 

Tags: Football, NFL, Sean Taylor, Washington, Washington Redskins

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