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Jury still deliberating Sean Taylor slaying case

Jury still deliberating Sean Taylor slaying case

MURDER TRIAL: Defense attorney Janese Caruthers and Eric Rivera Jr., left, listen as Judge Dennis Murphy, adjourns court for the day after the jury finished deliberations with out reaching a verdict. Rivera is charged in the 2007 slaying of former Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. Photo: Associated Press/El Nuevo Herald, Pedro Portal

MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida jury is back for a third day of deliberations in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during an ill-fated 2007 burglary.

Jurors wanted to quit early Thursday because some had planned Halloween trick-or-treat outings with their children.

They were scheduled to resume debating the fate of 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. on Friday morning.

Rivera is accused of murder and armed burglary and could get a life prison sentence if convicted. He confessed to police that he shot Taylor during the attempted burglary, but he testified in his own defense that the confession was improperly coerced.

Four other young men from the Fort Myers area were charged, and one has pleaded guilty. The other three will stand trial later.

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