Court hearing set in death of ex-Saints player

Former Player Killed Will Smith

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – The 28-year-old man accused of killing a former New Orleans Saints player will appear before a state judge in Orleans Parish Criminal Court.

Cardell Hayes is being held one $1 million bond in the death of Will Smith. Hayes will appear in magistrate’s court Monday at 3 p.m. to let the court know of his permanent attorney.

Attorney John Fuller represented Hayes at a bond hearing Sunday evening. But he says he won’t be able to work as an attorney starting May 2, because he is beginning a temporary appointment as a judge.

Fuller tried to get a lower bond Sunday, but said afterward that he’d told Hayes to expect bond on that charge to run between $1 million and $1.5 million.

Police say Smith and his wife were shot late Saturday night after a traffic accident in the city’s Lower Garden District.

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