Fri 17 Feb 2017

Cardell Hayes sentenced over fatal shooting of retired American football player Will Smith

  • By Jeroen Janus
  • Last Update: 32 weeks ago
  • New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Cardell Hayes is sentenced after having been found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of retired New Orleans Saints player Will Smith. He faces up to 40 years in prison. 

Hayes, shot Smith and his wife Racquel several times, after his vehicle, a Hummer H2 rear-ended Smith's Mercedes-Benz SUV. The incident occurred in New Orleans' Lower Garden District on April 9, 2016.

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