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5th suspect charged in NFL star’s slaying May 14, 2008

Filed under: Crime — gervmaine @ 2:35 pm
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MIAMI, Florida (AP) — Prosecutors in Miami say a fifth person has been charged in the slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor.

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Sean Taylor, the Washington Redskin’s #21, was shot and bled to death during an alleged home invasion.

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Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office spokesman Ed Griffith says Wednesday that 16-year-old Timothy Brown is charged with first-degree murder under a sealed warrant.

Taylor died of massive blood loss after he was shot at his Miami-area home during a botched robbery in November. The 24-year-old safety had made the Pro Bowl in 2006 and 2007.

Brown is being held in Lee County. It’s not immediately known when he’ll be transferred to Miami-Dade County to face the charge.

Trial for the other four suspects is set for August 25. Prosecutors have said they will not seek the death penalty.