Mastermind behind robbery that killed Sean Taylor has been sentenced to life in prison

sean taylorAccording to the Miami Herald,  Jason S. Mitchell, 26 was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison on Tuesday.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy immediately sentenced him to life prison, the mandatory prison term for first-degree murder.

Mitchell is the second man to be convicted in the high-profile shooting of Taylor, a Redskins Pro Bowl defensive back who was gunned down inside his Palmetto Bay home in November 2007.

Mitchell is the second man to be convicted in connection to the murder of Taylor.

Earlier this year, the suspected shooter, Eric Rivera, was sentenced to nearly 60 years behind bars.

Also awaiting trial: Charles Wardlow, 24, and Timmy Brown, 22. A fifth defendant, Venjah Hunte, 26, already has pleaded guilty.

“I’m pleased with the verdict,” said Pedro Taylor, the Florida City police chief and father of the slain football star. “Still got two more to go.”