Accused Teen In NFL Death Makes Court Appearance

MIAMI (AP) -- A lawyer for the accused gunman in the killing of NFL star Sean Taylor wants to reach a plea deal.

A judge today denied bail for 17-year-old Eric Rivera during a brief appearance by video-conference in a Miami courtroom.

Yesterday, his three older co-defendants were also denied bail. All four are charged with first-degree felony murder and armed burglary.

Rivera's lawyer says the teen isn't admitting any wrongdoing, but that he's eager to discuss the possibility of a deal with prosecutors.

Taylor died on November 27th, a day after he was shot in the bedroom of his home.

Police have said the Washington Redskins safety was the victim of a botched burglary.

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