The trial of the alleged gunman in the killing of Redskins star Sean Taylor has been postponed again.
Originally scheduled to begin Aug. 12 in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, Eric Rivera’s trial has been rescheduled for Sept. 16, according to court records.
That’s the latest in a years-long series of delays that have seen at least a dozen trial dates come and go since the first trial was scheduled for April 7, 2008. None of the four men charged in Taylor’s November 2007 killing has been tried. A fifth man, Venjah Hunte, accepted a plea bargain to testify against the others in exchange for a 29-year sentence.
All five are incarcerated.
Earlier this year, Rivera filed a motion to represent himself. That was withdrawn in June.
The case is surrounded by a gag order that bars prosecutors, defense attorneys and others connected with the case from speaking with media.