July 30, 2014
MIAMI (AP) - The attorney for a man who pleaded guilty in the killing of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor says his client now wants out of the deal.
Michael Hornung, the attorney for 21-year-old Venjah Hunte, says his client plans to withdraw his guilty plea to second-degree murder and armed burglary of an occupied dwelling. Under the May plea agreement, Hunte would have served 29 years in prison in exchange for cooperating with prosecutors.
Hornung says he and Hunte disagree about withdrawing the plea, and that Hunte will appear in court Thursday in Miami to ask for a new court-appointed lawyer.
Taylor was fatally shot in November 2007 in a botched robbery at his home outside Miami. Altogether, five people have been charged in the killing.