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Accused Killer Of Redskins Taylor Fires Lawyer

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MIAMI (AP) — The man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor during a 2007 burglary has fired his
lawyer one month before his murder trial.

Eric Rivera Jr. gave the Miami-Dade County, Fla., judge a letter Friday explaining his reasons for firing Quinton Pitts, an
experienced defense lawyer. The judge ordered the letter sealed and said a new lawyer would be appointed. He warned Rivera, 21, that his trial will still begin April 16.

Four men from the Fort Myers area are accused of killing Taylor during a robbery at the player’s Miami-Dade home. All have pleaded not guilty and face possible life sentences if convicted. They are being tried separately.

A fifth man previously pleaded guilty to murder and burglary and is likely to testify against the others.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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