After six days of testimony, and seven-and-a-half hours of deliberations, a jury found Ronald Gasser guilty Friday night of manslaughter in the shooting death of former Saskatchewan Roughrider Joe McKnight.
The 56 year old Gasser admitted to shooting McKnight at an intersection near New Orleans on December 1, 2016,but claimed he did so in self-defence after the two had exchanged words and hand signals in a road-rage incident.
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Gasser had originally been charged with second-degree murder, but the jury returned with a 10-2 count on the lesser verdict.
Gasser’s defense attorney says they were “extremely” disappointed and are looking to appeal the case.
He will be sentenced March 15 and is facing up to 40 years in prison.