Published: Dec 16, 2013 4:15 PM EST

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Fort Myers man convicted of killing an NFL star will be sentenced on January 23rd.

Eric Rivera Jr. shot and killed Washington Redskins' star Sean Taylor in Miami in 2007. It happened during a botched burglary.

Last month, a Miami jury convicted him of Second Degree Murder and Armed Burglary.

Rivera faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.