The bond listening to for the person accused of killing former Saints Star, Will Smith occurs as we speak. Will he make bail and get out of jail as we speak?
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — Cardell Hayes could possibly be launched from jail as we speak. He’s the person accused of killing former Saints star, Will Smith and capturing his spouse, Raquel Smith.
This morning, Thursday, March 18, 2021, at 9:00 A.M., we’re heading again to the courtroom and anticipating the decide to lastly resolve if Cardell Hayes’s bond can be set, and at what value.
On March 4, we had been within the courtroom when the decide postponed the listening to. She did so after listening to testimony from Will Smith’s widowed spouse and the State Attorneys and from Haye’s illustration.
The decide stated that it’s solely truthful that she evaluations the case earlier than making a call on whether or not or to not grant bail.
The bond listening to was purported to be earlier this week, on Tuesday however, each prosecutors and protection attorneys requested for the listening to to be pushed again to March 18.
The rationale Hayes is getting a brand new trial is that he was convicted with a responsible verdict by a non-unanimous jury however, the break up verdict was not too long ago overturned by the U.S Supreme Courtroom. That means, Hayes should obtain a brand new trial.
On the earlier bond listening to, Hayes’s attorneys gave examples to the decide of different related trials the place bail value was set round $250,000 to $300,000, which is what they had been asking Hayes’ bond to be set at or close to that quantity.
Additionally, for the brand new trial, Hayes can be tried for one depend of manslaughter and a second depend of tried manslaughter. As a substitute of what he was initially convicted of; second-degree homicide.
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