Man Involved in Sean Taylor Murder Writes Two and a Half Page Apology Letter

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Venjah Hunte, one of the men currently sitting behind bars in connection with the murder of Washington Redskins and former University of Miami star Sean Taylor, has issued a two-and-a-half page apology for his part in the high-profile crime.

"To begin I would like to send my deepest apology to the family of Sean Taylor," Hunte wrote. "I know an apology won't bring him back, but I hope one day they could find it in their hearts to forgive me."

Hunte issued the letter to The Washington Times after the paper asked him for comment on the case.

Hunte is so far the only person connected with the 2007 murder who has been sentenced.

Along with four others -- Timmy Lee Brown, Jason Scott Mitchell, Eric Rivera, and Charles Wardlow -- Hunte broke into Taylor's Palmetto Bay home where he was recovering from a football injury. Taylor was shot in the leg during the attempted robbery. The bullet pierced an artery, and Taylor died in the hospital a day later.

Hunte entered a plea deal in 2008, and was sentenced to 29 years in prison. The four others have not yet been tried after numerous delays. The next trial is set for April of this year.

"My thought or intentions weren't to hurt him or noone [sic] else, let alone murder, it was something I thought would never happen," Hunte continued. "Even though I didn't pull the trigger I still have to take responsibility for my actions. Period."

"Back then, I was just existing, I wasn't living life at all," Hunte wrote, "I was just living the fast life, chasing fast money, doing things my way which would be the wrong way in the end."

"In the last five years, I've had to grow up and mature a lot. I no longer think about or want to indulge in the things I used to, it's just not worth it to me anymore."

Hunte currently resides in Miami-Dade's Metro West Detention center where he is under solitary confinement for 23 hours a day due to the high profile nature of the crime. He also wrote that he hopes to one day reenter society, and hinted he wanted to write a book.

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Jamal Mackey
Jamal Mackey

if he feel that bad tell him to grab a bed sheet and hang himself

leannmean247
leannmean247

I worked with Sean's father, I saw him grow up. I would NEVER forgive you! I talked to his father after Sean's death and had no words or wisdom for Pete, could only express how sorry I was for his great loss!

I loss my father that same year, December 09, 2007, a father is NOT SUPPOSE to bury his son!

As far as you writing a book, who would care to read it !?!?

 But if you were to make any money you sir should give it ALL to the little girl who's father you killed!

RIP Sean and my thoughts are with you Pete.

retired Police Officer B.K. Smith

Brian Smith
Brian Smith

I worked with Sean's father, I saw him grow up. I would NEVER forgive you! I talked to his father after Sean's death and had no words or wisdom for Pete, could only express how sorry I was for his great loss! I loss my father that same year, December 09, 2007, a father is NOT SUPPOSE to bury his son! As far as you writing a book, who would care to read it !?!? But if you were to make any money you sir should give it ALL to the little girl who's father you killed! RIP Sean and my thoughts are with you Pete. retired Police Officer B.K. Smith

mikewolf417
mikewolf417

You took a man's life and dstroyed a family, you didn't think about robbing a man and then when getting caught, shooting him.....does it matter, leg. hand, foot, head......you shot another human being! You sir are right where you belong and I have no pity on someone who is prision saying they are sorry. They are sorry for being there, they are sorry for getting caught.....and you want to write a book, i have a title for you...."Dumbass, a lesson to all!" Shove your apology, a little girl wonders where daddy is and all she has is a cold stone to remind her of him. Redskins Nation hates you sir! Rot where you are, tax dollars at work again........shove your apology!

Terence R Waldron
Terence R Waldron

"I no longer think about or want to indulge in the things I used to, it's just not worth it to me anymore." I guess not, youve been sitting behind bars for over four years. I bet you are sorry. Should have thought about that on the two hour car ride, across the state to break in a mans home and rob it. Yeah, I guess you really do no longer think about those things, cause you never did in the first place. Why are these idiots given ink & air time?

Luisy VWater
Luisy VWater

apologies WILL NEVER bring ANYONE back to life. but THINK BEFORE do stuff will keep you from writing that letter

jgcamp99
jgcamp99

Why not write the book now and use the proceeds to do the right thing ? He's got 24 years or so to go.

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