Nearly five years and 11 months after intruders shot and killed Redskins safety Sean Taylor in his home, the trial of one of his alleged killers will officially begin.
After spending last week selecting a jury, testimony starts today in the case against 23-year-old Eric Rivera, who faces charges of first-degree murder and armed robbery. The prosecution will begin calling witnesses after lawyers deliver opening statements on Monday morning.
Via David Ovalle of the Miami Herald, Miami-Dade Police contend that Rivera has confessed “in detail” to the burglary and the shooting.
Ovalle will be live-tweeting from the courtroom, and filing periodic reports to the Herald regarding the proceedings.
Given that Rivera supposedly has confessed to the crime, it’s hard to imagine that a conviction won’t happen.
Except for, you know, Florida.