Four Months On, No Closure In Sean Taylor Case

Frustrations are coming to a boil in the investigation of the Nov. 27 slaying of Sean Taylor, which in its immediate wake seemed, and was presented by authorities, to be an open-and-shut case. Now, as Fanhouse notes, a judge has threatened jail time to one of the case's lead detectives if the report is not presented to defense attorneys by April 28.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy warned prosecutors Friday that he would jail a county homicide detective if he didn't finish his report on the death of NFL star Sean Taylor.

Murphy gave Detective Juan Segovia until April 28 to finish his report so prosecutors can turn it over to the attorneys representing the four men accused of killing Taylor.

A police spokesman said the delay is due to the complexity of the case and the workload involved, which strikes an odd note considering that as early as the first week of December, police were claiming that they had confessions from at least one of the four suspects.

A detective getting time in a case with a national profile could deal an especially embarrassing blow to Miami-Dade police and especially infuriating to his Taylor's police chief father, to say nothing of the rest of the family.