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August trial set in ex-NFL player Joe McKnight's death

1 week 5 days 1 hour ago June 12, 2017 Jun 12, 2017 Monday, June 12 2017 June 12, 2017 1:01 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - The man charged in the shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight is scheduled to go on trial in August.
  
A judge in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna on Monday set an Aug. 7 trial date for Ronald Gasser, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder. A conviction on that charge carries a mandatory life sentence.
  
Authorities have said McKnight and Gasser drove erratically and yelled at each other before the Dec. 1 shooting. The confrontation took place as they were traveling over a Mississippi River bridge in New Orleans and on roads in neighboring Jefferson Parish.
  
Defense attorney Gerard Archer has called the shooting a "justifiable homicide."
  
McKnight played three seasons for the New York Jets and one with the Kansas City Chiefs.

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