March 16 bond hearing next in killing of ex-Saint's star
Cardell Hayes was sentenced to 25 years in prison for a manslaughter conviction in Smith’s shooting and attempted manslaughter for wounding Smith’s wife, Racquel. Hayes could get a much lower bond than the $1 million-plus bond set for him in 2016, when he was charged with second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder. First Assistant District Attorney Robert White sought bond Thursday based on the manslaughter charge and attempted manslaughter charges that the jury returned, although he said prosecutors would seek to try Hayes again on the second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder charges he originally faced. AdAfter Thursday's bond hearing, Judge Camille Buras set the next bond hearing for March 16, amid questions on whether Hayes could be retried on the original charges. Attorney John Fuller argued for a low bond, saying Hayes is neither dangerous, nor a flight risk, and noting that he did not flee the scene of the shooting.