Sean Taylor Murder: Charles Wardlow Pleads Guilty

Washington Redskins fans remember Sean Taylor shortly after his tragic November 2007 death. Getty)

Washington Redskins fans remember Sean Taylor shortly after his tragic November 2007 death. Getty)

Charles Wardlow, the 4th Fort Myers man involved in the murder of former University of Miami and Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, pleaded guilty on Wednesday and will serve 30 years in prison.

Taylor was murdered at his Florida home in November 2007 and died due to a gun shot wound in his leg.

It’s fitting that the announcement is made on what would have been Taylor’s 32nd birthday.

The other four men involved were: Eric Rivera, Jason Mitchell, Venjah Hunte and Timmy Brown. Rivera, then 17, was the man responsible for pulling the trigger of the gun, Mitchell orchestrated the plot, Hunte, Wardlow and Wardlow’s cousin Timmy Brown were each accomplices.

Rivera and Mitchell each respectively went to trial and both were convicted of the crime. Rivera is serving 60 years in prison while Mitchell is serving a life sentence for the planning and pre-meditation of the act. Hunte agreed to testify against both Rivera and Mitchell, and is serving 29 years. Brown is awaiting trial.

Taylor was emerging as one of the NFL’s best safeties before the time of his death.

He made the Pro-Bowl in 2006 and 2007, and was a 1st Team All-Pro selection in 2007. He was inducted into the Washington Redskins Ring of Fame.


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