Cardell Hayes' Attorneys File For His Release From Prison

The lawyers representing a man whose manslaughter conviction for killing Saints star Will Smith was overturned are petitioning to release him.

Cardell Hayes' attorneys said yesterday they have filed for a bail hearing to have their client freed while he awaits a new trial.

In January, the U.S Supreme Court vacated Cardell Hayes' 2016 manslaughter conviction on the basis that non-unanimous jury verdicts violate the Constitution.

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.

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