One of the men accused of killing former Redskins safety Sean Taylor wants the media barred from a key hearing in his case.
The attorney for Eric Rivera Jr. said allowing reporters into the hearing jeopardizes his client’s chances of having a fair trial. The hearing will deal with what evidence will be allowed in Rivera’s trial.
The judge in the case is expected to hear Rivera’s request for a media ban today.
Taylor was shot and killed in his Miami-area home in 2007. Rivera and four other people are accused of killing Taylor during a botched robbery. A trial is expected to start later this year.