The man accused of killing for Redskins safety Sean Taylor took the stand Tuesday and denied he was in the home at the time of the shooting.
According to David Ovalle of the Miami Herald, accused murderer Eric Rivera told jurors he did not know he and a group of four men were going to burglarize Taylor’s home, and that he was in the car at the time shots were fired.
“Did I know we were going to Sean Taylor’s house? No,” Rivera said.
Rivera claimed he stayed inside the SUV as the others went inside Taylor’s home, and that he didn’t know anyone had been shot until the others raced back to the car.
He also said the shooter was Venjah Hunte, the only one of the five defendants to have pleaded guilty so far.
Rivera will face cross-examination this afternoon, which will be interesting since police contend he has already confessed.
Rivera also claimed today that Miami-Dade police coerced him into confessing, and didn’t allow him a chance to call his parents.