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Posted at 10:52 AM ET, 12/ 7/2010

Trial of four men charged in Sean Taylor's death postponed again

By Amy Shipley

The trial involving the men charged in the shooting death of former Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor has been postponed again until March 14.

Circuit Court Judge Dennis J. Murphy also said during a brief hearing Tuesday in Miami that he did not intend to move the trial to another venue.

"I'm not going to cross that bridge unless it appears from some aborted jury selection attempts that it's necessary," Murphy said.

Taylor died a few days after Thanksgiving in 2007 after suffering a gunshot wound to his leg while confronting intruders in his Miami home. Fort Myers, Fla., residents Eric Rivera, 20; Jason Scott Mitchell, 22; Charles K. Wardlow, 21; and Timmy Lee Brown, 19; face first-degree murder and armed burglary charges in connection with Taylor's death.

Another defendant, Venjah Hunte, 23, pleaded guilty and is expected to testify against the others. None of the defendants appeared in court Tuesday. Attorney Stephen Kramer, who represents Brown, raised the venue issue.

The trial date has been repeatedly reset.

"These kinds of cases - never mind a case with four or five defendants - they take years to go to trial," said Terry Chavez, a public information officer for the Miami-Dade Office of the State Attorney. "We really, really try very hard to turn every stone over and make sure we have investigated everything we need to investigate."

By Amy Shipley  | December 7, 2010; 10:52 AM ET
 
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Comments

Let me know when these guys get the needle...oh, and FIRST

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 7, 2010 11:03 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 10:12 AM

Talk about irony. A guy who posts on RI all day, e'ry day is mocking government workers.

Posted by: learnedhand1 | December 7, 2010 10:48 AM

What's even more ironic is that the taxpayers are footing the bill for him too. The only difference is he doesn't have to pretend to work to get his welfare check.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 7, 2010 11:09 AM | Report abuse

With little chance of making the playoffs this year, what should be the Redskins' top priority for the future?

The team needs to rebuild the old-fashioned way: depend on the draft and low-cost Free Agents.

We have to admit that we are not just 'one player away' and devote the next draft to adding a young quarterback and offensive AND defensive linemen.

We need to avoid the childish impulse of adding whatever name FA that's availiable anymore as the AH Saga proves it's dumb.

I'd take on a few 3-13 seasons and quality drafting as the childish tactic of 'win-now' with name FA's hasn't worked--and won't.

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the middle of the kind of rebuilding we need to engage in.

The have young studs at quarterback, receiver, the O and D lines, and are well-coached.

Watch the carefully this weekend.

If we are to improve, we might have to take the path they are already walkin'.


Posted by: MistaMoe | December 7, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

brown, yup, cosign...friggin human fecal matter....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 7, 2010 11:22 AM | Report abuse

If we are to improve, we might have to take the path they are already walkin'.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 7, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

--

Would never work here.

Little Danny the Midget Megalomaniac would never allow it because that sort of plan takes patience, commitment and perseverance -- all of which is directly contrary to turning a fast buck -- and then disappearing from sight before anyone has a chance to wonder if they've been taken for another ride -- all the while treating the rubes like the sorry suckers they are.


Posted by: Vic1 | December 7, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Just my little 2 cents: The Redskins are getting what they probably deserve. This is the result of Snyder and his former side kick.

Posted by: anointedebony | December 7, 2010 10:57 AM | Report abuse

Jerry Jones, is that you???

Posted by: monk811 | December 7, 2010 11:25 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 10:34 AM | Report abuse

Dude, for once I saw a post from you not calling someone a name or sounding like a 3rd grader. So I decided to respond in kind, no name calling, just an opinion.

And what do you do? Take it right back to the gutter with personal attacks.

That's fine, I don't care, but your analysis is way off IMO.

You make the argument that the league has no concerns about adding Albert to their roster save for his 'conditioning'.

I say that is ridiculous, and I know that most informed people would agree.

So for once, just stand on your opinion and quit the juvenile mud slinging eh?

Character, integrity and mainly MOTIVATION are huge factors in evaluating NFL talent, whether you choose to believe that is of little consequence to me.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 7, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

People are saying that he should be HEAVILY scrutinized over his handling of the roster, coach & player management, and his [and Kyle's] decision making on gameday. It's the Shanahan apologist who seem to think that the guy is above questioning and can't do ANY wrong in ANY facet of football or probably life in general...based on his success PRIOR to coming here... like, 10,15 years ago
----

I suppose I defend MS more often than not, but not so much because I believe him to be infallible. I just think he's in the first year of trying to change a destructive culture within this organization. Most of us know that this team wasn't going to be very good this year, and though MS and BA may say otherwise publicly, I'm sure they looked at the roster and game films from the previous year and cringed. This would explain the band-aid efforts in bringing in experienced but cheap veteren players, and looking for a stop-gap QB that may have some true success for them in years 2 or perhaps three as they put things together.

Certainly it would seem that declaring MS a moron that should be fired, as some do, is completely irrational. The vast majority of us feel this organization is never patient enough to rebuild properly - but many of those same people want to start over with a new coach next year - again.

What we need is some accountability amongst the players, which is MS's point with AH (no one is above it), and some consistent leadership, which means not moving HC's in and out of here like our kickers.

Posted by: shaunsherman12 | December 7, 2010 11:28 AM | Report abuse

Fire Shanahan!!!
We need a coach that can let Fat Albert go out get drunk.
We need a coach that can let Fat Albert walk through practice.
We need a coach that can let Fat Albert take naps in the middle of a play on a scheduled game.
We need a coach that can let Fat Albert dictate how things are going to be.
Yes. We the MORONS say: Fire Shanahan!

Posted by: hock1 | December 7, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, Spurrier seems to be happy at S. Carolina, we have to find some other jellyfish.

Posted by: monk811 | December 7, 2010 11:30 AM | Report abuse

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are in the middle of the kind of rebuilding we need to engage in.

The have young studs at quarterback, receiver, the O and D lines, and are well-coached.

Watch the carefully this weekend.

If we are to improve, we might have to take the path they are already walkin'.


Posted by: MistaMoe | December 7, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse
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I'm interested to see how good Freeman is. Everything I hear is positive, but is he a lock just yet? It's strange, because it seems like he's been an even better pro than college player. I could be wrong, but that's my sense.

RI should take a haynesworth break and ask BBanks about his old signal caller.

Posted by: AdamCr | December 7, 2010 11:32 AM | Report abuse

A needle is too just for low life sum like those murdering fhuck.

I suggest that when the decision comes down to end them, do it by rats.

Yeah that's right. Rats.


Here's how:


* Completely restrain all four to a horizontal surface

* Cut about 15 slits on or in their stomach

* Place starving rats in those slits and have the rats eat the bastards from inside out

If done correctly it would be a very slow and agonizing death, which is nothing short of deserving for these low life bastards.

Posted by: RedDMV | December 7, 2010 11:35 AM | Report abuse

the organization simply doesn't deserve to win.

in seasons past when the skins were ruining your fall, you still had to pull for them - but right now they are where they should be - among the worst 4 or 5 teams in the NFL.

this is largely dan snyder and his dinky complex meddling for 10+ years.

hopefully we will turn the corner but right now it feels like the "getting worse before it gets better" part.

i also hope shannahan can manage to not give away any more of our top draft picks to division rivals.

Posted by: BrooklynSkins | December 7, 2010 11:36 AM | Report abuse

What's even more ironic is that the taxpayers are footing the bill for him too. The only difference is he doesn't have to pretend to work to get his welfare check.

Posted by: scampbell1975 | December 7, 2010 11:09 AM

Do you feel this way about the military too scamp? How about the FBI? Or the CIA? Your mailman? Or is it just some imagined entity of the government that hands out checks to hippies for burning flags? (Also, there's no irony there. Unless maybe he works for some branch of the government that oversees waste.) You need a spot on AM radio my man.

Posted by: mack1 | December 7, 2010 11:37 AM | Report abuse

Dude, for once I saw a post from you not calling someone a name or sounding like a 3rd grader. So I decided to respond in kind, no name calling, just an opinion.

And what do you do? Take it right back to the gutter with personal attacks.

That's fine, I don't care, but your analysis is way off IMO.

Posted by: WaitingGuilty | December 7, 2010 11:28 AM |

I am starting to only enjoy exposing cry babies in here:

Whaaaa - I was trying to respond in kind - Whaaaaa-haaa-waaaahhh.

Then they always type, "But I don't even care" as if that somehow veils their sniveling, sissy, whining.

You losers all type in "IMO" as if your opinion carries more weight than mine or others simply because you badge it with some gay acronym.

Here's the thing, no one here is sitting in the meetings. No one here is on the coaching staff. No one here possesses firsthand information relative to the daily goings on internal to the Washington Redskins' organization.

It's all IMO in here you moron. Get that through your balding dome.

Now, go get my coffee so I don't have to have that billed to the government too. Hahahah.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

red, I like it....nicely done....

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 7, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

Repost for TWISI-

Here is a guy on a practice squad worth raiding and adding to the 53 man roster.

Shawn Crable 3-4 OLB

Drafted in the 3rd RD in 2008 out of Michigan by NE. Suffered a Shin injury his rookie YR and was put the IR. His 2nd season he had a groin injury and was again put on the IR. He's now healthy and on the Jet's practice squad.

He'd be a good get because of his upside and his experience playing in the 3-4 as an OLB. Easily would be an upgrade to LoA.

For a team lacking talent this would be a NO risk and potentially high reward move.


Posted by: Diesel44 | December 7, 2010 9:09 AM

Also add these guys to the FA wsh list instead of overpaying for the "big name" guys. These are young guys that would be perfect for our system.

C Ryan Kalil (25)
RT Ryan Harris (25)
RB Jamaal Charles (23)
OG Carl Nicks (25)
3-4 OLB Tamba Hali (27)
NT Aubrayo Franklin (30 but a legit NT)
NT/3-4 DE Gabe Watson (27)
NT/3-4 DE Alan Branch (25)

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 7, 2010 10:52 AM

Love this list, especially if the Saints are crazy enough to let Nicks walk. Nicks and Williams would be a formidable left side. I'd sign Crable today if I were the Skins. Again, I'm not saying to ignore the Oline in the draft, but to take a quantum leap next year in the Oline' performance would require getting a vet similar to when R Thomas was acquired by the skins.

Posted by: TWISI | December 7, 2010 11:43 AM | Report abuse

These 4 low lifes need to be introduced to Dexter.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 7, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

"We really, really try very hard to turn every stone over and make sure we have investigated everything we need to investigate."
------------------------

Great. Now drop them at the 50 yard line after our next blow-out loss.

Posted by: mattsoundworld | December 7, 2010 11:49 AM | Report abuse

Seeing this story just pisses me off all over again.

Wannabe gansta dumbasses.

Posted by: Alan4 | December 7, 2010 11:51 AM | Report abuse


Personal_Fowl = sphincter obstruction

the only thing you own is half a brain that never developed past your toddler age

Posted by: hessone | December 7, 2010 11:52 AM | Report abuse

Posted by: RedDMV | December 7, 2010 11:35 AM

Evil genius. Love it and concur completely.

There should be something special for the one lowlife that had been invited into the home (for a birthday party or something) and then returned the hospitality with betrayal by bringing his little gang back to steal from him.

Posted by: MColeman51 | December 7, 2010 12:01 PM | Report abuse

Personal_Fowl = sphincter obstruction

the only thing you own is half a brain that never developed past your toddler age

Posted by: hessone | December 7, 2010 11:52 AM |

You should give your dive ass more credit than that.

I own you.

Posted by: Personal_Fowl | December 7, 2010 12:02 PM | Report abuse

Love this list,


Gotta question: how many soon to be availiable players do we have that other teams covet as much as we do theirs?

My point?: Let's start drafting and developing our own.

If anything, the losses to the Giants, Vikings, and Eagles should prove that the franchise needs to be more circumspect and patient with regard to acquiring/grooming talent.

Slobbering over other teams' players is why the Redskins are where they are:

Preparing for FA--and not the playoffs--yet again.

Posted by: MistaMoe | December 7, 2010 12:04 PM | Report abuse

These 4 low lifes need to be introduced to Dexter.

Posted by: Diesel44 | December 7, 2010 11:45 AM


Manley, or the psycho dude on HBO?

Red, that was a little too detailed...leads me to believe you have more experience with this sort of thing than the law allows...

Posted by: brownwood26 | December 7, 2010 12:10 PM | Report abuse

haha, brown, I thought the same thing....but we all knew reds crazy...

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 7, 2010 12:13 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

As much as I want to chime in on, "let's build this thing the right way from the draft." I just can't. It' not the principal but rather the practicality. Next year we have a 1st, a 2nd, a fifth and I believe a couple of 6ths and 7ths. You can't fill in the holes on this team with a bunch of Perry Rileys and Selvish Capers. Hopefully we get impact guys at 1 and 2 and a guy who makes the roster out of the rest of the picks. The other guys might make the practice squad.

Posted by: bangkokben | December 7, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

Moe,

As much as I want to chime in on, "let's build this thing the right way from the draft." I just can't. It' not the principal but rather the practicality. Next year we have a 1st, a 2nd, a fifth and I believe a couple of 6ths and 7ths. You can't fill in the holes on this team with a bunch of Perry Rileys and Selvish Capers. Hopefully we get impact guys at 1 and 2 and a guy who makes the roster out of the rest of the picks. The other guys might make the practice squad.

Posted by: bangkokben | December 7, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

even if Haynesworth was hungover on Friday, WHO EFFIN CARES! We knew who he was a long time ago, his job is to kick tail on Sunday.

You know who else was hungover? Every Redskin in the 70's, Riggins, etc!

If Shanny sits his best player the ticket holders should get a partial refund.

I cannot express how much a hangover shouldn't matter.

Posted by: pabrian2003 | December 7, 2010 12:17 PM | Report abuse

Really these punks are gonna be hemmed up in Miami-Dade over the killing of Sean Taylor. Im sure the reality of their fate are just as bad as anything the sickos on this board can come up with.

Posted by: Stu27 | December 7, 2010 12:18 PM | Report abuse

26 on 92 beeps

Posted by: bangkokben | December 7, 2010 12:24 PM | Report abuse

stu, you call it sick, I call it punishment earned....

potatoe...

potato..

Posted by: BeantownGreg1 | December 7, 2010 12:26 PM | Report abuse

Attention everyone; this is a column about SEAN TAYLOR. All other comments about the Redskins per se should be taken to another discussion. Washinton Post; please remove all comments not related to SEAN TAYLOR.

ST#21 - ALWAYS REMEMBERED.

Posted by: memyselfI1 | December 7, 2010 3:49 PM | Report abuse

MEMYSELF1 has it right, people. We're talking about trying to find justice on behalf of a young man killed in his own home, and you think you need to re-hash the same old crap about Fat Albert that you could discuss on a million other pages?

What a complete lack of class. Have some respect for the dead, will you?

Posted by: EdgewoodVA | December 7, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

Correction: make that "Fat Albert et. al."

Would you really sit down in front of Sean's family and start b!tching about Shanahan, Snyder, Allen, stats, rankings and draft picks, or would you express
some compassion for them? Would you even notice their PRESENCE in the room?

Posted by: EdgewoodVA | December 7, 2010 6:33 PM | Report abuse

BS ..What kind of justice system do we have in this country? The Taylor family has not been at peace nor will they be at peace until those 4 punks are given the death penalty.... How hard can prosecuting a murder be?

Posted by: BeatDontStop | December 8, 2010 9:42 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, the Justice System in this country is a Fking sick joke. It's broken as sh!t.

I mean, first, how about your right to a speedy trial?

Second, it's been three years and these guys are in jail... What's the trial for? To see whether they're guilty or innocent? I mean, I'd hate to think any of them are innocent, seeing as they've already done 3 years.

Third, WTF is taking so GDmned long?

Scumbags.

Posted by: Thinker_ | December 9, 2010 1:16 PM | Report abuse

cosign memyselfI1

rip sean taylor, you're missed and not just on the football field

Posted by: LoveTheWiz | December 9, 2010 1:20 PM | Report abuse

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