Sheriff holds news conference on indictment in Joe McKnight case

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The Louisiana man accused of killing football star Joe McKnight in a road rage confrontation late a year ago was charged with second-degree murder Thursday, prosecutors said.

Ronald Gasser Jr. sits at the scene of the fatal shooting of football star Joe McKnight in the New Orleans suburb of Terrytown on December 1.

As a result of the indictment, Gasser's bond was increased to $750,000.

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Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick says 55-year-old Ronald Gasser of Terrytown is charged with second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence if he's convicted.

When former National Football League player Joe McKnight was tragically gunned down in December in an apparent road rage incident, there seemed to be more questions than answers.

At that point, according to police, McKnight got out of his vehicle and went towards Gasser who fired three shots at him.

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According to the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's Office, the grand jury handed down the indictment today. He was arrested on manslaughter charges a few days later.

Head coach Chris Jones said after his death, McKnight was definitely in their plans going forward.

McKnight joined the Roughriders in October of the 2016 season and had a standout start, rushing for 150 yards in three quarters of play. "It's just a bad loss".

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