Hearing set for suspect in killing of former Saints star
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2012, file photo, New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith appears before an NFL football game against the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N.J. The suspect in the April shooting death of Smith is set for a court hearing. More details in the case against Cardell Hayes may be revealed at the hearing on Friday, May 20, 2016, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) The suspect in the April shooting death of retired New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith is set for a court hearing.
More details in the case against Cardell Hayes may be revealed at Friday's hearing in New Orleans.
Hayes was indicted last month on a second-degree murder charge in Smith's slaying. Hayes was also indicted on a charge of attempted second-degree murder because police say he wounded Smith's wife in the shooting.
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Police have said the shooting occurred after Hayes's Hummer hit Smith's Mercedes SUV from behind on the night of April 9.
Hayes' defense lawyer, John Fuller, has said Hayes was not the aggressor and that a witness saw a gun in Smith's possession. Police say a loaded gun was found in Smith's vehicle.