Will Smith

Amos Morale III, WWL Radio
Amos Morale III
October 06, 2019 - 2:28 pm
The New Orleans Saints inducted former defensive end Will Smith into their Ring of Honor Sunday. Smith joined Morten Andersen, Tom Benson, Rickey Jackson, Archie Manning and Willie Roaf in the Ring of Honor which is permanently displayed in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome during a ceremony at halftime...
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Steve Geller
October 02, 2019 - 1:25 pm
Saints games are always filled with a lot of emotion and this Sunday’s contest against Tampa Bay is already conjuring up strong feelings as the team will induct Will Smith to their Ring of Honor inside the Mercedes Benz Superdome. Smith was shot and killed three years ago in the Lower Garden...
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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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