Accused Will Smith shooter back in court Wednesday

Accused Will Smith shooter back in court Wednesday

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - Former Saint Will Smith's family attorney reacted Wednesday to the results of Smith's toxicology report from the night he was fatally shot .

Cardell Hayes, the man accused of killing Smith, was back in court for a discovery hearing. His hearing began with the state turning over the autopsy results and a police report to the Hayes' defense team.
It's the main piece of discovery they were waiting on heading into Friday's bond reduction hearing.
Cardell Hayes' attorney though told the judge many names of witnesses in the police report were redacted making it hard to follow.
The prosecutor though told the judge the state had grave concerns for the witnesses in this case, prompting the judge to call everyone to her chambers.
The judge then ordered the state to give Hayes' attorney an unredacted version of the police report.
As for the autopsy results and toxicology, FOX 8 sources confirm Will Smith had a blood alcohol level three times over the legal limit the night he was killed.

The Smith family attorney who had originally told FOX 8 Smith was not drunk to the point he couldn't drive, was in court today.

"Nothing that happened changes the fact or justifies the fact that this person driving the Hummer crashed into the back of Smith's car and then shot his wife Racquel  who was just standing there, twice almost killing her," said Peter Thomson. "That same person shot Will Smith seven or eight times in the back and murdered him."

Also during Wednesday's hearing, the defense team had the judge sign subpoenas for videos from sake Café, The Penthouse Club and Ruth Chris Steakhouse.
Hayes remains locked up on a $1.75 million bond.

Both sides will be back in court Friday for a bond reduction hearing at Criminal District Court.

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