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Attorney for accused Will Smith shooter seeks DA's removal from case

Attorney John Fuller (FOX 8 Photo) Attorney John Fuller (FOX 8 Photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The attorney representing the man accused of killing former New Orleans Saints start Will Smith, wants the Orleans Parish District Attorney, off the case.

John Fuller, attorney for Cardell Hayes, will go before a judge today to argue why he believes the DA should not be prosecuting the case.

Hayes is currently behind bars, charged with second degree murder in the April 9 shooting death of Smith.

Smith was shot eight times, seven in the back, after his Mercedes Benz SUV was intentionally rammed by Hayes. Surveillance video shows there may have been an earlier hit and run involving Smith and Hayes that led to the fatal confrontation.

New Orleans police have said Smith had a loaded firearm in his vehicle at the time of his death. But Smith family attorneys have said he never brandished the weapon.

Fuller's motion comes after allegations surfaced that the district attorney believes Fuller committed witness tampering and intimidation in other cases.

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