Joe’s killer, Ronald Gasser saw his charges upgraded from manslaughter to 2nd degree murder today.
TMZ shared the details:
The man who shot and killed NFL player Joe McKnight has been indicted for 2nd degree murder … officials in Louisiana announced.
Ronald Gasser, 55, was arrested on December 5 and booked for manslaughter … following a road rage incident that led to the death of the former USC star.
Now, after further investigation by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office in collaboration with the D.A., a grand jury has hit Gasser with the more serious charge of 2nd degree murder.
Be mindful that this isn’t a conviction. Gasser will still have to stand trial but if found guilty he is now facing up to life in prison. A huge difference from the 8-12 year sentence for manslaughter.