January trial set in shooting death of ex-NFL player
GRETNA- A Jan. 16 trial date has been set in Louisiana for the suspect in last year's shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight.
Fifty-five-year-old Ronald Gasser faces a second-degree murder charge in McKnight's 2016 death.
Authorities have said McKnight and Gasser drove erratically and yelled at each other in a traffic confrontation before the Dec. 1 shooting. The confrontation took place as they traveled over a Mississippi River bridge in New Orleans and on roads in neighboring Jefferson Parish.
Prosecutors cast Gasser as the aggressor. Gasser's attorneys say he shot in self-defense.
New Orleans news outlets report the trial had been set next month but both sides requested more time to prepare.
McKnight played three seasons for the New York Jets and one with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Secretary of State urging residents to the polls with La. Voter Registration...
Bridge crash jams morning traffic in Baton Rouge
A local blues legend is remembered with the music he loved
LSU uses specially trained K-9s to detect bombs
Mighty Moms partners with a special needs class to feed familes in...