MIAMI -- MIAMI (AP) — The father of a man on trial in the slaying of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor testifies that it took him hours to find his son the day he was arrested.

Eric Rivera Sr. said Monday he visited two Fort Myers-area police departments and called his son's cell phone several times but could not locate him. Eventually, the father says Florida Department of Law Enforcement agents came to his house and took him to see his son at their offices.

Eric Rivera Jr. faces life in prison if convicted of shooting Taylor during a botched burglary attempt. Prosecutors rested their case earlier Monday.

Eric Rivera Jr. confessed to police, but his lawyers say it was improperly coerced.

Taylor was a Pro Bowl safety and college standout at the University of Miami.

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Prosecutors rested their main case Monday in the trial of the man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor, after a medical examiner testified that Taylor died of massive blood loss from a damaged femoral artery.

Defense lawyers for 23-year-old Eric Rivera Jr. will begin putting on their case Monday afternoon, and they are expected to call Rivera family members and police officers to testify. It's not clear if Rivera himself will take the stand.

Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Dennis Murphy said he expects closing arguments by Wednesday.

The only prosecution witness Monday was Dr. Satish Chundru, who performed the autopsy on Taylor after he died Nov. 26, 2007. Chundru said the 9mm bullet pierced Taylor's upper right thigh, severely damaging the artery, and then lodged in his left thigh.

Hospital records showed that Taylor lost so much blood so quickly that he was essentially dead on arrival, even though doctors managed to restart his heart and worked to repair the damaged artery.

"After a few minutes of a lot of blood loss, your brain no longer gets oxygen and that's when your body starts shutting down," said Chundru, who is now a deputy medical examiner in Travis County, Texas.

Jurors were shown several autopsy photos, but they were not visible to courtroom spectators.

Authorities say Rivera and four other men from the Fort Myers area traveled across the state hoping to burglarize Taylor's Miami-area home, where they thought he kept large amounts of cash. Rivera fired the fatal shot, police said, after Taylor confronted them outside his bedroom with a machete.

Rivera told police in a recorded confession that the group thought Taylor would not be home because the Redskins had a game that weekend at Tampa Bay. But the Pro Bowl safety was home nursing a knee injury, along with his then-girlfriend Jackie Garcia and their 18-month-old daughter. Neither of them was injured.

The centerpiece of the prosecution case is that Rivera confession, in which he laid out the details of what happened that night and even drew a diagram for investigators. Defense lawyers insist the confession was false and coerced by overzealous officers looking to close a high-profile case.

Taylor, 24, was one of the top defensive players in the NFL when he was slain. Previously he was a star player at the University of Miami.

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  • Eric Rivera Jr. is moved through the hallway to the courtroom holding room on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, during the third day of deliberations in the Sean Taylor murder trial in Miami. Rivera is accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot) MAGS OUT

  • Eric Rivera Jr. is moved through the hallway to the courtroom holding room on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, during the third day of deliberations in the Sean Taylor murder trial in Miami. Rivera is accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot) MAGS OUT

  • Eric Rivera talks with his the defense team during his trial for the slaying of Sean Taylor Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013, in MIami. Rivera testified Tuesday that he never went into the player's home that night and cast his confession as coming only under police pressure and amid purported threats to his family. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Peter Andrew Bosch, Pool) NO SALES

  • Sean Taylor's father, Pedro Taylor, listens to closing arguments during the trial of Eric Rivera, Jr., trial Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013 in Miami. Rivera is accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during a failed 2007 burglary. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Emily Michot, Pool) NO SALES

  • Jackie Garcia Haley, girlfriend of Sean Taylor, talks to attorney Reid Rubin in court Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami. The jury is deliberating the fate of Eric Rivera, Jr., who is charged in the 2007 slaying of former Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot) NO SALES

  • Eric Rivera, Jr.'s parents, Annisha and Eric Rivera, listen as Judge Dennis Murphy, adjourns for the day after the jury finished deliberations with out reaching a verdict Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013, in Miami. Their son, Eric Rivera, Jr., charged in the 2007 slaying of former Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. (AP Photo/El Nuevo Herald, Pedro Portal, Pool)

  • Judge Dennis Murphy looks over a law book found in the jury room after deliberations ended on Oct. 31, 2013, during Eric Rivera Jr.'s trial in Miami. A South Florida jury resumed deliberations in Rivera's case Friday. Rivera has been charged in the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during an ill-fated 2007 burglary. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot) MAGS OUT

  • Eric Rivera's family and friends pray outside the courtroom on Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, in Miami. A South Florida jury resumed deliberations in Rivera's case Friday. Rivera has been charged in the fatal shooting of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor during an ill-fated 2007 burglary. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot) MAGS OUT

  • Assistant State Attorney Reid Rubin points to an image of Nike Shox shoes Thursday Oct. 24, 2013, during the trial of Eric Rivera Jr. for the murder of Washington Redskins star Sean Taylor. Police say Rubin admitted he was wearing the Nike Shox when he kicked in the door of Taylor's home. (AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot, pool)

  • Judge Dennis Murphy presides over the Eric Rivera, Jr., trial jury selection Monday, Oct.15, 2013, in Miami. Rivera is accused in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during what police say was a botched burglary attempt. ((AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot, pool)

  • Eric Rivera, left, on trial for the slaying of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor, watches the proceedings in court in Miami, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. Rivera admitted to breaking into the NFL player's home, kicking down the bedroom door and shooting Taylor, and drew a detailed diagram of the house, labeling himself as the shooter, a Miami-Dade police detective testified Thursday. (AP Photo/Miami Herald, Pool) NO SALES

  • Miami Dade Police Det. Juan Segovia describes how defendant Eric Rivera told him he shot Sean Taylor during Rivera's trial for slaying the star safety in court in Miami, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013. (AP Photo/Miami Herald, Pool) NO SALES

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  • Eric Rivera Jr., left, hugs his father after lunch recess, in the jury selection in Rivera, Jr.'s trial. Monday, Oct.15, 2013, in Miami. Rivera, Jr., is accused in the 2007 slaying of Washington Redskins star safety Sean Taylor during what police say was a botched burglary attempt. ((AP Photo/The Miami Herald, Walter Michot, pool)

  • Jackie Garcia Testifies

    Sean Taylor's girlfriend, Jackie Garcia, testifies at Eric Rivera's trial on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Miami, Florida. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder and armed burglary in the November 2007 killing of Taylor, the former University of Miami player and hometown football hero whose slaying shocked the nation. (Carl Juste/Miami Herald/MCT via Getty Images)

  • Eric Rivera

    FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2007 file photo, Eric Rivera, Jr. listens to Lee Circuit Judge Hugh Starnes during an appearance at the Lee County Justice Center in Fort Myers, Fla. The man accused of fatally shooting Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor during a 2007 burglary has fired his lawyer one month before his murder trial. Rivera Jr. gave the Miami-Dade County, Fla., judge a letter Friday, March 16, 2012 explaining his reasons for firing Quinton Pitts, an experienced defense lawyer. (AP Photo/The News-Press, Stephen Hayford, Pool File)

  • Sean Taylor's father Padro, left, and Padro's wife, Simone Taylor, center, appear in court for Eric Rivera's trial on Monday, October 21, 2013, in Miami, Florida. Rivera is charged with first-degree murder and armed burglary in the November 2007 killing of Taylor, the former University of Miami player and hometown football hero whose slaying shocked the nation.

  • Wild Card Game: Washington Redskins v Seattle Seahawks

    SEATTLE - JANUARY 05: Washington Redskins fans hold up a sign in memory of the late Sean Taylor before the Redskins take on the Seattle Seahawks during the NFC Wild Card game at Qwest Field on January 5, 2008 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Redskins 35-14. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

  • AFC-NFC Pro Bowl

    HONOLULU, HI - FEBRUARY 10: Young fans hold up a sign in memory of Sean Taylor #21 of the NFC's Washington Redskins during the game against the AFC at the 2008 NFL Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on February 10, 2008 in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Paul Spinelli/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: Actor Andy Garcia arrives at funeral services for safety Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins at Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died November 27, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: Wide receiver Keenan McCardell of the Washington Redskins arrives at funeral services for Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins at Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died November 27, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Jeremy Shockey

    New York Giants football player Jeremy Shockey, right, arrives at the funeral of Washington Redskins football player Sean Taylor at Florida International University Monday Dec. 3, 2007 in Miami. (AP Photo/David Adame)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: Pedro Taylor, the father of Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor, is escorted into funeral services for his son at Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died November 27, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: Washington Redskins fan Rich Samuel holds a funeral program as he attends the funeral of Redskins football player, Sean Taylor, at the Pharmed Arena at Florida International University December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died Tuesday, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: Former Miami Hurricanes head coach Larry Coker arrives at funeral services for Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins at Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died November 27, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: A mourner cries next to the hearse carrying the casket of Washington Redskins football player, Sean Taylor, during his funeral at the Pharmed Arena at Florida International University December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died Tuesday, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: University of Miami head football coach Randy Shannon leaves after funeral services for Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins at Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died November 27, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: College Football Hall of Famer Joe Theisman leaves after funeral services for Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins at Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died November 27, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: Jackie, Sean Taylor's daughter, 18 months, sleeps in her stroller as she arrives for her father's funeral services at Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Safety Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins died November 27, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Sean Taylor Funeral

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 03: Washington Redskins safety Sean Taylor's longtime girlfriend Jackie Garcia leaves his funeral services at Pharmed Arena on December 3, 2007 in Miami, Florida. Taylor died November 27, one day after being shot at his home in Miami. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: Jason Fabini #69, Todd Yoder #87, Casey Rabach #61, and Pete Kendall #66 of the Washington Redskins observe a moment of silence in honor of former teammate Sean Taylor prior to playing the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: A billboard honoring the late Sean Taylor is seen during the Washington Redskins vs Buffalo Bills game on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Denver Broncos v Oakland Raiders

    OAKLAND, CA - DECEMBER 2: A fan of the Oakland Raiders holds up a sign for the late Sean Taylor of the Washington Redskins during the NFL game against the Denver Broncos on December 2, 2007 at McAfee Coliseum in Oakland, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: Washington Redskins fan 'Chief Zee' fights back tears during a pre game ceremony honoring the late Sean Taylor before the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: Fans of the Washington Redskins pay their respects at the memorial for the late Sean Taylor before the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Taylor died November 27, a day after being shot in his home. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: Washington Redskins fan John Gunsolley of Richmond, Virginia displays a sign honoring the memory of the late Sean Taylor before the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Taylor died November 27, a day after being shot in his home. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: Fans of the Washington Redskins pay their respects at the memorial for the late Sean Taylor before the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Taylor died November 27, a day after being shot in his home. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: Fans of the Washington Redskins pay their respects at the memorial for the late Sean Taylor before the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Taylor died November 27, a day after being shot in his home. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: Fans of the Washington Redskins pay their respects at the memorial for the late Sean Taylor before the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. Taylor died November 27, a day after being shot in his home. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: A fan of the Washington Redskins hold up a sign honoring the late Sean Taylor prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: A fan of the Washington Redskins hold up a sign honoring the late Sean Taylor prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Buffalo Bills v Washington Redskins

    LANDOVER, MD - DECEMBER 02: Fans of the Washington Redskins hold up signs honoring the late Sean Taylor prior to the game against the Buffalo Bills on December 2, 2007 at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • New York Jets v Miami Dolphins

    MIAMI - DECEMBER 02: Wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. #19 of the Miami Dolphins stands on the sideline with a #21 on his helmet in memory of slain Washington Redskins player Sean Taylor, as they take on the New York Jets at Dolphin Stadium on December 2, 2007 in Miami, Florida. The Jets defeated the Dolphins 40-13. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

  • Washington Redskins Sean Taylor Dies From Gunshot Wound

    ASHBURN, VA - NOVEMBER 27: Washington Redskins fan Timothy McLeod kneels before Sean Taylor's number 21 at a makeshift memorial for the slain football player at Redskins Park November 27, 2007 in Ashburn, Virginia. Taylor died this morning after being shot in his Miami, Florida home yesterday morning. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Washington Redskins Sean Taylor Dies From Gunshot Wound

    ASHBURN, VA - NOVEMBER 27: Washington Redskins fans gather around a makeshift memorial at Redskins Park following the death of safety Sean Taylor November 27, 2007 in Ashburn, Virginia. Taylor died this morning after being shot in his Miami, Florida home yesterday morning. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Washington Redskins Sean Taylor Dies From Gunshot Wound

    ASHBURN, VA - NOVEMBER 27: Washington Redskins fans gather around a makeshift memorial at Redskins Park following the death of safety Sean Taylor November 27, 2007 in Ashburn, Virginia. Taylor died this morning after being shot in his Miami, Florida home yesterday morning. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Washington Redskins Sean Taylor Dies From Gunshot Wound

    ASHBURN, VA - NOVEMBER 27: Washington Redskins fans gather at a makeshift memorial for Redskins safety Sean Taylor during a candlelight vigil at Redskins Park November 27, 2007 in Ashburn, Virginia. Taylor died this morning after being shot in his Miami, Florida home yesterday morning. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Washington Redskins Sean Taylor Dies From Gunshot Wound

    ASHBURN, VA - NOVEMBER 27: Washington Redskins fans gather at a makeshift memorial for Redskins safety Sean Taylor during a candlelight vigil at Redskins Park November 27, 2007 in Ashburn, Virginia. Taylor died this morning after being shot in his Miami, Florida home yesterday morning. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Washington Redskins Sean Taylor Dies From Gunshot Wound

    ASHBURN, VA - NOVEMBER 27: Washington Redskins fan 'Chief Zee' walks away as he finishes addressing fans during a candlelight vigil at a makeshift memorial for slain football player Sean Taylor at Redskins Park November 27, 2007 in Ashburn, Virginia. Taylor died this morning after being shot in his Miami, Florida home yesterday morning. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

  • Washington Redskins Sean Taylor Dies From Gunshot Wound

    ASHBURN, VA - NOVEMBER 27: Washington Redskins fans gather at a makeshift memorial for Redskins safety Sean Taylor during a candlelight vigil at Redskins Park November 27, 2007 in Ashburn, Virginia. Taylor died this morning after being shot in his Miami, Florida home yesterday morning. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)