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COURT UPDATES: State calls five witnesses in ex-NFL player murder trial


Stay updated on the murder trial involving former NFL player Travis Rudolph by following the Law&Crime blog. Court wrapped up Thursday with testimony from a detective whose team analyzed the crime scene outside Travis Rudolph’s home.. The state was expected to rest Thursday, but instead called five witnesses. 

The Case:

Travis Rudolph (Greg Trott via AP)

Ex-NFL player Travis Rudolph is accused of killing a man in Lake Park, Florida in April 2021. The former Florida State University and New York Giants wide receiver tried to claim a “stand your ground” defense in the first-degree murder trial.

On the night of the crime, Rudolph had just gotten into a fight with his girlfriend at his home in West Palm Beach. According to a probable cause affidavit, the fight escalated when four men confronted Rudolph at his home — Rudolph, not happy with the confrontation, allegedly grabbed a gun and shot at the group as they ran off.

Sebastien Jean-Jacques

Two men were shot: Sebastien Jean-Jacques died and Tyler Robinson was hospitalized but recovered.

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