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Widow testifies Will Smith wasn't aggressor

6 months 2 weeks 5 days ago December 06, 2016 Dec 6, 2016 Tuesday, December 06 2016 December 06, 2016 7:46 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

NEW ORLEANS - The second day of the Will Smith shooting death trial has ended after dramatic testimony from the widow of the retired New Orleans Saints star.

Racquel Smith insisted that her husband was not the aggressor in an April 9 confrontation with 29-year-oild Cardell Hayes, who faces a second-degree murder charge in Smith's death.

Hayes also faces an attempted second-degree murder charge because Racquel Smith was shot in the legs that night.

"I didn't do anything for you to shoot me," Racquel told Hayes from the witness stand at one point.

Under cross-examination from Hayes' lawyer, John Fuller, she acknowledged that her husband had been drinking during a day that included trips to the annual French Quarter Festival, a bar and two restaurants. But she insisted he did nothing to provoke the shooting.

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