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Man Found Guilty Of Manslaughter In Shooting Of Ex-NFL Star Will Smith

Cardell Hayes was also found guilty of attempted manslaughter in the shooting of Smith's wife, Racquel.
Posted at 9:06 AM, Dec 12, 2016

The man accused of killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been found guilty of manslaughter. 

Cardell Hayes was also found guilty of attempted manslaughter in the shooting of Smith's wife, Racquel. 

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Hayes was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder after he shot Smith and his wife during a traffic dispute in downtown New Orleans earlier this year.

Hayes testified during the trial that he only fired his weapon after Smith pulled a gun from his car. No other witnesses said they saw Smith with a gun that night.

Hayes faces up to 40 years behind bars for the manslaughter charge. His sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 17.