Man accused of killing Will Smith appears in court

Man accused of killing Will Smith appears in court

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Cardell Hayes, the man accused of shooting and killing former Saints star Will Smith appeared in Orleans Parish criminal court Friday for a discovery hearing.

The state says it still doesn't have the final autopsy results for Smith.

The state says besides the autopsy results, it's still waiting on a second supplemental report from homicide investigators to be completed.

The judge set another discovery hearing for June 1.

A bond reduction hearing, which can play out like a mini-trial, is scheduled for June 3.

Right now Hayes' bond remains at $1.75 million dollars.

A grand jury indicted Hayes last month for second degree murder and attempted second degree murder charges.

Police say Hayes shot Smith and his wife, Racquel, in April after a fender bender in the Lower Garden District.

The defense maintains Hayes was not the aggressor in the shooting and that a witness saw a gun in smith's possession.

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