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Death penalty off the table for suspects in killing of Redskins' Taylor

Updated: May 12, 2008, 4:24 PM ET
Associated Press

MIAMI -- Prosecutors said Monday they will not seek the death penalty against four people charged with murdering Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor because the accused shooter was a minor when the crime was committed.

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that people cannot be executed for crimes committed when they're under 18, and it's a well established legal principle that others involved in the same case as a minor cannot face the ultimate penalty if they are less directly responsible.

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