Defense says it has new cell phone video in Will Smith shooting case
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - The attorney for the man accused of killing former Saints player Will Smith said Wednesday that he has new cell phone video evidence that he wants included in the case.
Cardell Hayes, who is charged with second-degree murder and attempted murder, appeared in court Wednesday morning along with attorney Jay Daniels for a discovery hearing.
Judge Camille Buras made a number of rulings, including that the video the defense says it has must be handed over to the state by 5 p.m.
The judge also decided that the state must hand over all NOPD body cam footage to the defense from the night of April 9, when Smith was shot and killed. Smith's wife, Raquel, was also shot after Smith and Hayes got into a minor accident that escalated.
Hayes' attorney claims his client acted in self-defense.
Also on Wednesday, Buras looked over a questionnaire that will be given to potential jurors and ruled that a prior arrest of Will Smith - for which he was not convicted - could not be entered into the trial.
Juror interviews will begin Dec. 1 and the selection process could take days.
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