Media Ban Sought in Sean Taylor Murder Trial Hearing

Suspect claims reporters could impede on fair trial

By Andy Salsman
|  Wednesday, Apr 6, 2011  |  Updated 12:58 PM EDT
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Media Ban Sought in Sean Taylor Murder Trial Hearing

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Police cars are seen in front of the home where an intruder shot Sean Taylor in the leg November 26, 2007, in Miami, Fla.

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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.

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