man convicted in football star Sean Taylor's killing
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[June 11, 2014]
(Reuters) - A Florida jury convicted
a second man on Tuesday in connection with the 2007 murder of Washington
Redskins football star Sean Taylor during a botched burglary at his
Miami-area home, local media said.
Jason Mitchell, 26, was convicted of first-degree felony murder
and armed burglary, the Miami Herald said.
Prosecutors charged five men with plotting a burglary after one of
the group visited Taylor's house and saw him give his sister $10,000
in cash. But the case has been beset by legal delays.
Last November, a jury convicted the suspected shooter, Eric Rivera,
of second-degree murder and armed burglary in connection with the
slaying. Another defendant, Venjah Hunte, pleaded guilty to
second-degree murder in 2010 and agreed to cooperate with
Two men, Charles Wardlow and Timmy Brown, have yet to be tried.
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Taylor was an All-American at the University of Miami who led the
nation for interceptions in 2003. The Washington Redskins drafted
him fifth overall in the 2004 National Football League draft and he
became a starter after three games.
(Reporting By Edith Honan; Editing by Ron Popeski)
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