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Football Horror: Three Charged in Taylor Murder

12/1/2007 12:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Three of the four suspects in Sean Taylor's death were charged with unpremeditated murder early Saturday. Charles Wardlow, Eric Rivera and Venjah Hunte all faced the same charge. Police say the killing of Taylor was unplanned. The fourth suspect was arrested but has not yet been charged.

Miami-Dade Police Department spokeswoman Linda O'Brien identified the men as: Eric Rivera Jr., 17, Venjah K. Hunte, 20, Jason Scott Mitchell, 19 and Charles Kendrick Lee Wardlow, 18.

Miami-Dade County Police Director Robert Parker said the suspects didn't expect Taylor to be home when they broke into his home Monday morning. The NFL Pro Bowler surprised them and was fatally shot. The suspects -- all of whom have prior arrests -- are expected to make their first appearance in a Fort Myers courtroom sometime today.

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Britney    

A black man between the ages of 18 and 24 is more than EIGHT times as likely as a white man of the same age group to be murdered.

2464 days ago
107.

Nice    

Check out their myspace pages

2464 days ago
108.

Lenn K.    

113- That is a terrible statistic, but a very true one. You would think this would upset Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, but black men killing each other isn't as a big problem than Don Imus say nappy head ho's. A black man dead every 10 minutes is not worse than Jenna 6 when six black kids beat one white kid over nooses. Remember blacks have killed 20 times more blacks than the noose or the whole Ku Klux Khan has every killed in the history of life. Megan, you got some real good points and you've to remember this is the stuff that the democrats have been telling blacks forever, and they have been led by nose to follow and shut the hell up. Hell Senator Robert Bird is the former grand dragon of the KKK and he a democrat and blacks won't even condemn him.

2464 days ago
109.

beefcake    

Check out halturnershow.com for some insight on who commits crime

2463 days ago
110.

John    

Damn..... where are the other two?

Four of the Six have returned?

2463 days ago
111.

Ben    

lol Leopold...that movie's great, and you're right, he does

2463 days ago
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Sue Pawlik    

I am a Packer fan from birth. The loss of Sean does break my heart, however. I have read so many ugly words on TMZ - people losing track of the topic. This has been one of the few times that I have seen that the participants were not beating up on each other....but loving him, and mourning his too early passing. We lost a good man. To all of you: Thank you for the respect you have shown him. To those that took him away from us......later.

2463 days ago
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Ben    

spjunkies, that was totally awesome...thank you for that.....superb!

2463 days ago
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JJ    

TRAGIC,,,,,,,,,,TRAGIC..........TRAGIC
NOW THE LAWYERS ARE SAYING IT'S "TRAGIC" FOR THESE YOUNG MEN?
HOW STUPID IS THAT? THESE YOUNG MEN WERE ARMED WITH A WEAPON BEFORE THEY WENT TO THIS HOME....MR. TAYLOR WAS A VICTIM DON'T FORGET THAT.

2463 days ago
115.

Anne    

It's called Felony Murder. Ir doesn't matter what their intent .

2463 days ago
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linda    

Of course they will say they didn't mean to kill this young man. Its only because they got caught. Looking at their pictures shows to me that they have no remorse for what they did. Get Sparky ready Florida. We don't need to feed,shelter,and take care of them in prison. Fry their asses!!!

2463 days ago
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Rocco and David    



Miami 4?

2463 days ago
118.

Matt Damon    

Repeal the Second Amendment! That's the only answer! No Guns, No Crime, We will all Love one another

2463 days ago
119.

Matt Damon    

Guns are Evil! Without them there will be no Crime! Guns make people Kill!!!

2463 days ago
120.

Matt Damon    

They should be set FREE!!!! Its the Guns fault, The GUNS SHOULD GO TO JAIL!!! Not these poor Children!!!!

2463 days ago
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