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Sean Taylor

23-Year-old CONVICTED

of Murdering NFL Star

11/4/2013 12:22 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

1104-sean-taylor-eric-rivera-getty-apThe man who shot and killed former NFL star Sean Taylor has just been found guilty of 2nd degree murder ... and now faces life in prison.

A Florida jury just convicted 23-year-old Eric Rivera for his role in the 2007 incident -- when Rivera and 4 others broke into Taylor's home in a botched burglary attempt.

Rivera and his crew believed the house was empty at the time -- but they were wrong -- and when Taylor confronted the burglars, Rivera opened fire ... striking Sean in the leg, severing his femoral artery. Taylor bled out and died from the wound.

Taylor -- a rising defensive star in the NFL -- was only 24 at the time of his death.

A judge will now decide Rivera's sentence -- and he could face life in prison.

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6 COMMENTS

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WD    

"and he could face life in prison. '

Could? COULD?

Thats sad...

298 days ago
2.

WTF    

Why isn't this 1st degree murder?

298 days ago
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IN MY OPINION    

This is the society in which we live...children lack empathy. The age of violent video games have caused this.
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I have no sympathy for this young man; I do for Sean Taylor's daughter, who is growing up without her father.

298 days ago
4.

myopinion    

Lock him up and throw away the key.

298 days ago
5.

misty    

He's got those big DSLs......he's gonna have a GREAT time in the clink lol

297 days ago
6.

Stacey Marie    

Yes,,, I recall the guy who brought a knife to a gun fight,,,,, smh

296 days ago

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