NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)— The man accused of killing former Saints player Will Smith was supposed to appear in court for a pre-trial conference on Monday, but the date was pushed back.
Cardell Hayes was convicted of manslaughter for shooting and killing Smith during a road rage incident in 2016. Hayes served five years of his 25-year sentence before being granted a new trial because the original verdict was not unanimous.
The judge granted a request from prosecutors to delay the new trial. His trial is set to begin on March 6, 2023.