Discussion in 'The Coliseum' started by Trill Bellamy, Apr 10, 2016.
nikka shoulda never been convicted smh
As he should.
He NEVER should have been convicted.
The same thing happened for Joe McKnight's killer
Court drops split-jury verdict in killing of McKnight
Reading through this thread is pathetic the way the coli dikkeats athletes. Didn't know what happened but attacking the dude who shot. How many RIPs would be said if Will shot the other guy? Doofy ass nikkas
NEW ORLEANS — The man convicted of manslaughter for killing New Orleans Saints great Will Smith in 2016 is no longer a convicted killer.
Cardell Hayes was charged with second-degree murder after shooting Smith during an altercation that followed a traffic incident in the Lower Garden District. But an Orleans Parish jury ended up convicting Hayes of a lesser crime, manslaughter, on a split 10-2 vote.
Since then, the U.S. Supreme Court found Louisiana’s non-unanimous jury verdicts unconstitutional in the Ramos v. Louisiana case, allowing all convictions still on appeal to get a new review in light of Ramos. The high court looked at Hayes’ case Monday morning and vacated the conviction, sending the case back to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeal in New Orleans for review.
The 4th Circuit is expected to grant a new trial, as appellate courts have in several other split-jury cases. In July, Ronald Gasser, who also killed a football star, former NFL running back Joe McKnight, after a road rage incident in Jefferson Parish, was already granted a new trial by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeal in Gretna.
It will be up to Orleans Parish District Attorney Jason Williams, who is just being sworn in Monday, whether to pursue a new case against Hayes. Because the jury convicted Hayes on a “responsive verdict,” reducing the charge from second-degree murder to manslaughter, Hayes’ appellate attorney Eric Santana says Hayes could only be charged with manslaughter the second time around.
Glad he getting another trial. This whole situation could have been avoided if Will didn’t have a hot head and just pulled over after he hit Cardell car
I went to high school with this kid
What’s the surprise?
will smith attacked him and almost killed him
this case is text book self defense
It was bound to happen since Louisiana got rid of the split-jury convictions last year.
The case is going back to court in New Orleans, and he might get a better shake now since we have a progressive brother as a new DA.
The locals here want that man freed
it’s true, so many people have said it’s self defense, will was tripping and drunk