A man prosecutors say fired the fatal shots in the 2007 killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor was sentenced to 57-and-a-half years in prison.
Eric Rivera Jr., 23, was convicted in November of second-degree murder and armed burglary. Rivera faced a maximum life sentence.
Rivera told police in a videotaped confession that he and other young men from the Fort Myers area broke into Taylor's Miami-area house hoping to steal cash the NFL player kept there. Taylor surprised them because he was home instead of with the Redskins and was shot after confronting them with a machete.
Rivera testified someone else fired the fatal shot. Three others are awaiting trial in the case.