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Trial date set for man accused of killing Joe McKnight

Ronald Gasser at scene of McKnight shooting. (Witness photo) Ronald Gasser at scene of McKnight shooting. (Witness photo)
GRETNA, LA (WVUE) -

Ronald Gasser, the man accused of shooting and killing former NFL player Joe McKnight will stand trial August 7.

A final motions hearing is scheduled for July 14 and the prosecution has a deadline of June 23 to hand over all evidence to the defense team.

Last month, a Jefferson Parish judge allowed a 2006 road rage incident involving Gasser to be introduced into evidence.

Gasser is charged with second-degree murder and prosecutors say he was the aggressor in both cases.

Gasser's attorney says McKnight was responsible for escalating the situation on Behrman Highway in Terrytown last December.

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