- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

MIAMI — The final suspect has pleaded guilty in the killing of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during a botched burglary in 2007.

Timmy Lee Brown will serve 18 years in prison under his plea agreement on Wednesday. The 23-year-old Brown was one of five men from the Fort Myers area who drove to Taylor’s home intending to burglarize it. Taylor confronted the group with a machete and was fatally shot.

All five suspects were convicted and sent to prison. Eric Rivera Jr., who shot the bullet that killed Taylor, received the longest sentence at 60 years.

Taylor’s father, Florida City police chief Pete Taylor, told The Miami Herald that Brown’s conviction brings the family closure.

Taylor was a star at the University of Miami and was a first-round pick of the Redskins in the 2004 NFL draft. A two-time Pro Bowler, Taylor played parts of four seasons with the team.

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