Eric Rivera, who was convicted of second-degree murder and armed burglary in the death of Washington safety Sean Taylor, has been sentenced to more than 57 years in prison.
The 23-year-old Rivera was 17 years old at the time of Taylor’s killing in November of 2007. Taylor was a 24-year-old who had already been selected to two Pro Bowls.
A Miami-Dade judge handed down Rivera’s sentence today. Rivera could have been sentenced to a maximum of life in prison.
Prosecutors say Rivera fired the fatal shot in Taylor’s killing. Three other men who are accused of being involved in the robbery at Taylor’s home are still awaiting trial.