Although prosecutors said Hayes deliberately rammed Smith's vehicle, Hayes insisted he was trying to get Smith's license number when the second crash occurred. But Fuller said that would have meant his 29-year-old client would die in prison. "At least with 25 he has the opportunity to be reunited with his family", Hayes' lawyer, John Fuller, said outside court.
The widow of former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith says their daughter fears the day his killer gets out of jail.
On Thursday, the defense will make its case against a harsh sentence for Hayes, who was convicted in December of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter.
Hayes repeatedly shot Smith in the back as the men argued in the street the night of April 9, 2016.
Jurors heard that Hayes's Hummer had rear-ended Smith's Mercedes SUV that night, shortly after the SUV appeared to have tapped the rear of Hayes's vehicle.
Hayes said he armed himself only after he and his own passenger were accosted by Smith and Richard Hernandez, a passenger in Smith's Mercedes.
Hayes claimed self-defense, but no other witness or evidence supported his belief that Smith was firing at him. He also acknowledged that he didn't witness the killing, and the prosecutor poked other holes in his testimony. Daniel is urging the judge to give less than the minimum if she feels it's excessive.
My family and I are extremely disappointed with today's sentencing and the leniency showed by Judge Buras for the defendant.
Defense attorney John Fuller sharply criticized Napoli's characterization of the new witness.
That would likely require Fuller to waive a 48-hour wait period that went into effect Wednesday when Fuller moved for a new trial, a motion quickly rejected by the judge.
Assistant District Attorney Jason Napoli used the term after the sometimes emotional and rambling testimony of Michael Burnside. Hayes insisted he fired in self-defense, but apologized to the Smith family.
Hayes' mother, Dawn Mumphrey, also testified, wailing and shaking as she pleaded for mercy and forgiveness.
Michael Burnside was called by lawyers for Cardell Hayes, convicted of manslaughter previous year in Smith's death.
That was the same request from Hayes' mother, whose uncontrollable sobbing led to a brief recess while she composed herself.
FILE - This April 10, 2016, file photo provided by the Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office shows Cardell Hayes. That would include the maximum 40 years for Hayes' manslaughter conviction, followed by another 20 for attempted manslaughter in the wounding of Smith's wife.
Judge Camille Buras denied a new trial for Hayes on Wednesday and is expected to impose a sentence no later than Friday.
The man who killed retired New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been breaking down in tears over being separated from his little boy. Regaining his composure, he looked at Smith's widow Racquel and told her he wishes the night had never happened. He insisted he fired at Smith, hitting him once in the side and seven times in the back, only because he believed Smith had retrieved a gun from the SUV. And to all of those who continued to pray alongside us through this very hard time, we heard you and we are so appreciative for the continued outpouring of love and support.
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It was a road-rage confrontation that cost former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith his life.
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