Court rules retrying Ronald Gasser for murder of Joe McKnight would amount to double jeopardy
The man who killed a former NFL player in a New Orleans area road rage incident in 2016 cannot be tried again for murder after his conviction on a lesser charge was overturned, the state’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.
Authorities in the New Orleans suburb of Jefferson Parish originally charged Ronald Gasser with second-degree murder in the shooting of Joe McKnight. Gasser pleaded not guilty and claimed self-defense.
The jury convicted Gasser on the lesser charge of manslaughter. But that verdict was later overturned because it came from a today!
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