The U.S. Supreme Court vacated the conviction yesterday of the man who shot and killed former Saints star Will Smith.
Cardell Hayes was found guilty of manslaughter on a 10-2 jury vote after claiming self defense for fatally shooting Smith after a car crash in 2016. The Supreme Court threw out the conviction in accordance with a 2019 ruling that non-unanimous jury verdicts are unconstitutional.
The case will now return to the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals.
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