Court Hearing Scheduled for Suspect in Saints Player Will Smith’s Death

Court Hearing Scheduled for Suspect in Saints Player Will Smith’s Death

New Orleans Saints player, wife shot after road rage incident late Saturday.

by #teamEBONY, April 11, 2016

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Court Hearing Scheduled for Suspect in Saints Player Will Smith’s Death

Court records show the 28-year-old man arrested in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith will appear before a state judge in Orleans Parish Criminal Court.

Cardell Hayes, who's being held one $1 million dollar bond, will appear in court Monday at 3 p.m. to determine if he has an attorney. Hayes was in magistrate court Sunday night where his bond was set on a charge of second-degree murder. At that hearing, defense attorney John Fuller did seek to have Hayes' bond reduced.

Police say Smith and his wife were shot late Saturday night following a traffic accident in the city's Lower Garden District. Smith was shot in the back and side, according to a warrant read in court Sunday night before a magistrate set a $1 million bond for the man accused of killing him.

Police said Smith, 34, was killed in a case of road rage by a man who had rear-ended his car. Prosecutors have 60 days to decide whether to bring that charge against Hayes.

Read more at JETMAG.com.

 

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