The Washington Post

Sean Taylor murder trial postponed for the ninth time

(Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

The Sean Taylor murder trial has been delayed once again.

The alleged shooter, 22-year-old Eric Rivera Jr., was supposed to stand trial this week for the murder of the former Washington Redskins safety. But the trial has been delayed, according to the Associated Press, and the new trial date has been set for Aug. 12.

This marks the ninth time that the trial has been delayed.

Rivera is one of four men from the Fort Myers area that have pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the robbery-turned killing of Taylor, which took place at his home in Miami in 2007. A fifth man, Venjah Hunte, has pleaded guilty to murder and burglary charges. He is expected to testify against the others. All of the suspects remain incarcerated.

Taylor would have turned 30 on April 1.

Related: Trial of accused Sean Taylor slayer postponed indefinitely (April 2012)

Sean Taylor murder trial pushed back to 2010

Taylor trial postponed to allow more time to interview witnesses (2009)

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Close video player
Now Playing

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.