The man charged in the shooting death of former Riders running back Joe McKnight is scheduled to go on trial in August.
A judge in the New Orleans suburb of Gretna has set a trial date of August 7 for Ronald Gasser, who has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder.
A conviction on that charge carries a mandatory life sentence.
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Authorities have said McKnight and Gasser drove erratically and yelled at each other before the Dec. 1 shooting which happened at an intersection when McKnight got out of his car and was shot by Gasser who was inside his vehicle in what was an incident of “road rage”.
Defence attorney Gerard Archer has called the shooting a “justifiable homicide.”