Sean Taylor murder trial opens

  • Defense attorney Janese Caruthers gives her opening statement at the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • State Attorney Ray Araujo gestures that the defendant, Eric Rivera, shot Sean Taylor during his opening statement at the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Defendant Eric Rivera, right, is handcuffed by a corrections officer during recess on the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Judge Dennis Murphy presides over the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Judge Dennis Murphy speaks directly to the family members of both parties on the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Defendant Eric Rivera, left, appears in court for the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sean Taylor's father, Padro, left, and wife, Simone Taylor, center, appear in court for the first day of testimony in the murder trial of their son on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sean Taylor's father, Padro, center, appears in court for the first day of testimony in the murder trial of their son on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sean Taylor's father, Padro, left, listens to opening statements in court for the first day of testimony in the murder trial of his son on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Judge Dennis Murphy presides over the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Judge Dennis Murphy gives jury instructions at the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Defendant Eric Rivera, left, appears in court for the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Defense attorney Janese Caruthers gives her opening statement at the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sean Taylor's father, Padro, center, appears in court for the first day of testimony in the murder trial of their son on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Sean Taylor's father, Padro, left, and wife, Simone Taylor, center, appear in court for the first day of testimony in the murder trial of their son on Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Defendant Eric Rivera, right, is handcuffed by a corrections officer during recess on the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • Judge Dennis Murphy gives jury instructions at the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF

  • State Attorney Ray Araujo gives his opening statement at the first day of testimony in the murder trial of Sean Taylor Monday, October 21, 2013 in Miami, Florida. CARL JUSTE / MIAMI HERALD STAFF