Sean Taylor Murder Trial Delayed Until January

A new trial date has been set in the murder case of Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor.

Tuesday morning, a Miami-Dade County judge set the trial date to January 18th, 2010 after attorneys said they needed more time to prepare. The trial was originally supposed to start this month.

All four suspects were in court. Charles Wardlow, Jason Scott Mitchell, Eric Rivera Jr. and Timothy Brown have pleaded not guilty and are being held without bail.

Fifth suspect, Venjah Hunte, who pleaded guilty to second degree murder and armed robbery charges to avoid a possible life sentence, later changed his mind. He went to court earlier this year and requested a new lawyer in order to change his plea.

Prosecutors claim Hunte, along with the other four suspects, drove from Fort Myers to rob Taylor's Palmetto Bay home in November 2007. Prosecutors say it was during that botched robbery, that one of the suspects shot Taylor in the groin. Taylor died a day later at Jackson Memorial Hospital. His girlfriend and baby daughter, who were in the house at the time of the shooting, were not hurt.

Prosecutors have said they will not seek the death penalty if the men are convicted.

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