Back in December 2016, In Orleans Parish jury on Sunday night found Cardell Hayes guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith.
According to reports from the court room, the jury vote was 10-2 in favor of conviction. A unanimous vote was not required.
According to reports, the man convicted of killing former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith filed a civil suit Monday against Smith’s widow, Raquel, and another man who was at the scene of Smith’s killing.
The suit, filed by Cardell Hayes’ attorney, John Fuller, seeks an unspecified amount of damages stemming from Smith’s actions leading up the moment he was shot and killed by Hayes.
The suit names Raquel Smith, Richard Hernandez and their insurance companies as defendants.
Hayes claims Hernandez came at him and tried to assault him after an accident.
Last week, Will Smith’s widow filed a lawsuit Friday seeking damages from the man who fatally shot her husband.
Racquel Smith filed her lawsuit in Orleans Parish Civil District Court on behalf of herself, her children and her husband’s estate against Cardell Hayes, who a jury found also shot her on the night of April 9, 2016.