The bond listening to for the person accused of killing former Saints Star, Will Smith occurs at this time. Will he make bail and get out of jail at this time?
NEW ORLEANS (WGNO)– Cardell Hayes might be launched from jail at this time. He’s the person accused of killing former Saints star, Will Smith and taking pictures 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 choose to lastly resolve if Cardell Hayes’s bond will likely be set, and at what value.
On March 4, we had been within the courtroom when the choose 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 choose mentioned that it’s solely truthful that she critiques the case earlier than making a call on whether or not or to not grant bail.
The bond listening to was alleged 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 lately overturned by the U.S Supreme Court docket. Which means, Hayes should obtain a brand new trial.
On the earlier bond listening to, Hayes’s attorneys gave examples to the choose 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 will likely 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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