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Trial date set for man charged with killing Joe McKnight

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A trial date has been set for the man charged with shooting and killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana last year.

The New Orleans Times-Picayune reports that Judge Ellen Kovach of the 24th Judicial District Court set a trial date of August 7 on Monday. Ronald Gasser is charged with second-degree murder after killing McKnight at an intersection after the two men had a confrontation while driving.

Prosecutors say that Gasser chased McKnight down after the former Jets and Chiefs running back cut him off on the road. Gasser then shot McKnight from his car after McKnight exited his own vehicle and approached Gasser’s car.

Gasser is expected to argue that he shot McKnight in self-defense once the trial gets underway in August.

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6 Responses to “Trial date set for man charged with killing Joe McKnight”
  1. ragnarthegreat says: Jun 12, 2017 3:47 PM

    I guess he had to do it since locking the doors and driving away was out of the question. ?

  2. 400marios says: Jun 12, 2017 3:52 PM

    Ummm…..no…that’s not what self defense means.

  3. 400marios says: Jun 12, 2017 3:55 PM

    If I were to play “armchair attorney”, I wouldn’t let this go to trial. Plead down as far as you can…cuz that dude is dead and he shouldn’t be….and you are the reason why.

  4. jimbobcooterqbtutor says: Jun 12, 2017 4:46 PM

    I think he’s going to be found guilty, but McKnight was the one who chased Gasser down, pulling up beside him on the shoulder while Gasser was stopped at a light in traffic. He should have simply locked his doors and flashed his gun and McKnight would have gotten the message. Instead, we have one dead man and one who’s going to prison for a long time.

  5. spyder9669 says: Jun 12, 2017 4:46 PM

    When the jury learns that this guy was already once convicted of road rage at that EXACT intersection, he’s toast. Then again, OJ was supposed to be toast, so who knows.

  6. subotai1 says: Jun 13, 2017 7:02 AM

    Locked his doors and flashed his gun? Shuddap you

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