U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Leads Lawyers To Seek New Trial For Cardell Hayes

Cardell Hayes

The lawyers for the man found guilty of killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith are asking for a new trial.

Attorneys representing Cardell Hayes filed the motion two days after a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court that non-unanimous jury verdicts violate the Constitution.

In 2016, Hayes was convicted of manslaughter by a jury vote of 10-2 and sentenced to 25-years for shooting Smith and wounding his wife Raquel in a road-rage incident in New Orleans.

Orleans Parish District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro said he would contest the motion and that Hayes has already exhausted his appeals.

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