|Published:||Oct 30, 2013 7:30 AM EDT|
|Updated:||Oct 30, 2013 12:42 PM EDT|
MIAMI (AP) - Trial of the man accused of pulling the trigger in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor is nearing an end.
Closing arguments were scheduled Wednesday in the trial of 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. After that, the 12-person jury will begin deliberating Rivera's fate. He faces life in prison if convicted of murder.
Rivera took the stand Tuesday to testify that his previous confession to police was false and that he never went in Taylor's house the night he was killed. Rivera claims he stayed outside in the car the entire time.
Prosecutors say Taylor was shot by Rivera as he and four others from the Fort Myers area tried to burglarize the Pro Bowl player's home.
One man pleaded guilty and three others will stand trial later.
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