Grand Jury Indicts Man in Shooting of Ex-Saints Player Will Smith

Grand Jury Indicts Man in Shooting of Ex-Saints Player Will Smith

A grand jury has indicted the driver suspected of gunning down former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith earlier this month during a traffic dispute.

The indictment against Cardell Hayes, 28, was read in court Thursday during a probable cause hearing. He faces one count of aggravated assault with a handgun and second-degree murder, as well as one count of attempt to commit second-degree murder against Smith’s wife, Racquel.

A lawyer for the Smith family has described Hayes as “enraged” during the shooting and portrayed his clients as the victims.

Smith, 34, was buried a week after he was killed, and was remembered by his family, friends and the football community as a man who wanted to make a difference in his adopted city of New Orleans.

The former first-round pick played 10 seasons with the Saints as a linebacker and defensive end until 2013.

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