Eric Rivera denies killing Sean Taylor
MIAMI (AP) - The man accused of killing Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a failed 2007 burglary is denying he even went inside the house that night.
Eric Rivera Jr. testified Tuesday that three others went in Taylor's house and one of them had a gun. Rivera says he and a friend stayed in their car the whole time. Rivera says one of the others said he fired the fatal shot.
Rivera faces life in prison if convicted. Four others from the Fort Myers area were charged in the case, with one pleading guilty. The others will go on trial later.
Testimony indicated the group drove to Miami intending to burglarize Taylor's home because they believed he kept a lot of cash on hand. They did not think Taylor would be there.