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SIPA USA
March 27, 2019 - 8:48 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court on Wednesday rejected an appeal by the man convicted of killing former Saints football star Will Smith during a traffic altercation, rejecting claims that Cardell Hayes acted in self-defense. Hayes is serving a 25-year sentence for manslaughter in the shooting death of...
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November 14, 2018 - 8:54 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A defense attorney for the man convicted of killing retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith in 2016 has told a Louisiana appellate court that his client deserves a new trial, in part because of evidence that surfaced after trial that he said lends credibility to Cardell Hayes...
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February 16, 2018 - 2:45 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ Lawyers have appealed the conviction of a man serving a 25-year sentence in the death of retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith. Cardell Hayes' lawyer says the trial judge should have granted a new trial because a witness reached the day after Hayes' conviction said he'd...
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May 06, 2017 - 7:25 am
WWL.com Reporting Cardell Hayes, sentenced to 25 years in prison last month for killing former Saints player Will Smith and wounding his wife, has begun the process to appeal his conviction. Attorney Paul Barker confirmed Friday that he had filed a notice of appeal before Judge Camille Buras. Hayes...
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April 20, 2017 - 8:18 pm
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The man who fatally shot retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith and wounded his wife after a traffic crash last year was sentenced Thursday to 25 years in prison for manslaughter, far less than the maximum prosecutors had called for. Cardell Hayes faced up to 60 years if...
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Chris Miller
April 20, 2017 - 3:17 pm
Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter in the April 9, 2016 shooting death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, and attempted manslaughter for shooting Smith's wife, has been ordered to a 25 year sentence for manslaughter, and 15 years for attempted manslaughter. Orleans...
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USA TODAY
April 19, 2017 - 9:44 pm
(WWL.com) Cardell Hayes, the man who shot and killed former Saints star Will Smith, will not receive a new trial. Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Camille Buras rejected a motion for a new trial. On Wednesday, Hayes attorneys had a man testify that he heard two different gunshots on the...
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Chris Miller
April 19, 2017 - 1:53 pm
Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith, lost out in his bid to get a new trial. Orleans Parish Criminal District Court Judge Camille Buras denied the defense motion today, before proceeding to victim impact statements prior to...
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April 19, 2017 - 6:23 am
(AP) It was a road-rage confrontation that cost former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith his life. Now, more than a year later, the man who pumped eight bullets into Smith is close to learning his punishment. Cardell Hayes, 29, appeared to have caught something of a break at his December trial...
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USA TODAY
April 18, 2017 - 5:20 pm
(AP)_ Defense lawyers for the man who killed former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith have filed a motion for a new trial based on ``new evidence.'' Court records show the motion was filed Tuesday afternoon. The records don't spell out what the evidence is. The motion is expected to be argued...
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