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Trial starts in murder of Redskins' Sean Taylor

 

Good morning from Gray. Here's a look at some of the stories you will want to catch before you leave the house on 12 News Today. 
   
New this morning, Richmond Police are investigating several incidents this morning, including an accident involving a driver going the wrong way down West Broad Street.

Plus, we have an update to a story we reported last night as Breaking News. A 17 year old teen who was believed to have been shot during an attempted robbery is recovering from his injuries. We will bring you up to date on the case. 

Today's the day, if you haven't registered to vote for the November 5th Election. If you're applying by mail, your form *must* be postmarked with today's date. The Virginia State Board of Elections says you're encouraged to check your registration status, on the Board's website, or by calling your local Registrar's Office.

Also, the trial is about to begin for the alleged shooter in the 2007 murder of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during what police say was a botched burglary attempt. Jury selection is scheduled to start today for 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. Rivera faces life in prison instead of the death penalty because he was only 17 at the time. Authorities say Taylor was shot while confronting Rivera and others with a machete after they broke into his Miami-area home. Police say the group expected the home to be unoccupied because the Redskins were playing that weekend. Taylor was out with a knee injury. Four other people faced charges. One has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and will testify against Rivera. Trial for the others on lesser charges comes later.

Join us for these stories and more, plus breaking news as it happens on 12 News Today from 4:30-7am. Up to the minute, the minute you're up. 

 

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