Sean Taylor murder trial to begin Oct. 15 after delays

      Sean Taylor was died on Nov. 27, 2007 after a robbery attempt at his Florida home. Photo: Associated Press

      MIAMI (AP) An Oct. 15 trial date has been set for the alleged shooter in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor.

      The trial of 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. has been delayed numerous times, in part because Rivera has had several different lawyers. The latest September trial date was postponed because of scheduling conflicts.

      Police say Taylor was fatally shot at his home near Miami during a botched robbery. Rivera and four others from the Fort Myers area were charged. One has pleaded guilty to murder and burglary charges.

      Rivera and the others pleaded not guilty and are being tried separately. Each faces a possible life sentence if convicted.

      Taylor was a star at the University of Miami before the Redskins drafted him in 2004 with the 5th overall pick.