Will Smith's Alleged Shooter Cardell Hayes Indicted On Murder Charge

Cardell Hayes, the man who allegedly shot and killed former New Orleans Saints defensive end Will Smith, has been indicted by a grand jury on the charge of second-degree murder. Hayes has also been indicted on the attempted murder of Smith's wife, Raquel, in addition to aggravated criminal damage and aggravated criminal assault with a firearm. 

The announcement came in the middle of Hayes' preliminary hearing, which erupted in drama following the verdict:

At this time, it is unclear whether the preliminary hearing will continue on as planned.

Hayes and Smith were involved in a traffic collision on April 9, leading to a verbal dispute that ended with Smith being shot and killed, according to police. The coroner later reported that Smith was shot a total of eight times, including seven times in the back. Racquel was shot twice in her legs. 

Smith played for the Saints for his entire NFL career, and was a key contributor on the New Orleans team that won Super Bowl XLIV. He was voted to the Pro Bowl in 2006. 

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