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Murder Trial Set To Begin For Former High School Football Player

Posted July 19, 2005 4:50 a.m. EDT

— A former high school football player is scheduled to go on trial Monday for murder.

Matthew Taylor is one of three suspects accused of killing 21-year-old Sean Owen, of Franklinton.

Owen's body was found in the Eno River in Durham in February 2004.

Taylor, who was 16 at the time, was a football player at Northern High School in Durham.

Police believe the motive for the murder was robbery.