AND THE D.A. IS DISAPPOINTED IN THE JUDGE FOR LOW SENTENCING. FIND OUT DETAILS HERE
Will Smith’s killer, Cardell Hayes, was recently sentenced to 25 years in prison for the shooting that happened one year ago. Not only did he murder Smith, but he also injured his wife, Raquel. He was convicted of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter.
Hayes, 29, will get a year of credit for the time he’s already served since shooting one of the city’s sports heroes in April 2016. State law requires him to serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for good-behavior release, meaning he could be freed in roughly 20 years.
Hayes Lawyer states that if he had been sentenced to 60 years in jail, he more than likely would’ve died in prison. The lawyer has stated that at least with 25 years, he has the opportunity to be reunited with his family.
His wife, Raquel Smith, who was also shot and injured but survived, has confidently stated that she is extremely disappointed in the low sentencing given how violent the crime was and how much pain and loss it has caused her and Smith’s family.