MIAMI (AP) — Trial is wrapping up for a second man accused of taking part in a botched 2007 Miami-area burglary that ended with the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor.
Closing arguments were set Tuesday for 25-year-old Jason Mitchell, one of five men from the Fort Myers area charged with murder in the case. The alleged shooter, Eric Rivera Jr., was convicted last fall of second-degree murder and sentenced to 57 years behind bars.
Prosecutors say Mitchell was the one who hatched the plan.
Evidence in Rivera’s trial showed Taylor was fatally shot after confronting the would-be burglars in his home.
Two other men await trial. One has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and burglary.
Taylor was Pro Bowl safety who also starred at the University of Miami.
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