Ronald Gasser

New trial in former Rider Joe McKnight’s killing can’t be for murder

Feb 11, 2021 | 12:49pm

The new trial for the man convicted of manslaughter in the 2016 shooting death of a former Saskatchewan Roughrider following a traffic dispute cannot include a murder charge, a Louisiana judge has ruled. The New Orleans Advocate reports that the decision came Wednesday in the case of Ronald Gasser. Prosecutors tried Gasser in 2018 for […]

Man who killed former Rider Joe McKnight to get new trial

Jul 16, 2020 | 9:27am

The man who killed former Saskatchewan Roughrider Joe McKnight has been granted a new trial. A court of appeal vacated the Louisiana man’s 30-year-sentence and manslaughter conviction after it was delivered by a split jury. Ronald Gasser was found guilty but by a vote of 10-2. Gasser fatally shot McKnight during a road rage incident […]