Eric Rivera

In this December 1, 2007 file photo, Eric Rivera, Jr., 17, listens to Lee Circuit Judge Hugh Starnes during his first appearance at the Lee County Justice Center in Fort Myers, Fla. Trial is finally about to begin for Rivera, the alleged shooter in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during what police say was a botched burglary attempt. Jury selection is scheduled to start Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, in Miami, for Rivera. He faces life in prison instead of the death penalty because he was only 17 at the time of the crime. (AP Photo/ The Fort Myers News-Press, Stephen Hayford)