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Jury finds defendant guilty in McKnight case

4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago Friday, January 26 2018 Jan 26, 2018 January 26, 2018 8:20 PM January 26, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - A jury in suburban New Orleans has found Ronald Gasser guilty of manslaughter in the 2016 shooting death of former NFL running back Joe McKnight.
 
Manslaughter carries a maximum sentence of 40 years.
 
Gasser shot McKnight after what prosecutors said was a road rage incident that included aggressive driving along a 5 mile route.
 
Prosecutors told jurors Friday the evidence shows Gasser angrily pursued McKnight and shot him from inside his own car.
 
A defense lawyer said McKnight was the aggressor throughout and that Gasser fired in self-defense, fearing McKnight would come through his passenger window.
 

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