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The detective said initially Rivera told investigators he went to the movies on the weekend Taylor was shot in 2007. Later, he grew nervous when he saw detectives interviewing another suspect and confessed.
A man on trial in the slaying of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor admitted to breaking into the NFL player's home, kicking down the bedroom door and shooting Taylor, and drew a detailed diagram of the house, labeling himself as the shooter, according to a videotaped confession played for the jury Thursday.
A prosecutor told jurors in Monday's opening statements that they will see how Rivera described for detectives what happened in detail and how he shot Taylor during a botched burglary. Rivera's lawyer countered that the confession was forced and that her client didn't kill Taylor.
The validity of a detailed, videotaped confession by the man charged in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor is the central question for jurors to decide in his first-degree murder trial, according to opening statements Monday.
While the sporting world counts down the hours until the start of Sunday's Super Bowl, family and friends of onetime Washington Redskins superstar Sean Taylor face a much longer wait for justice to be done.