Ronald Gasser found guilty of manslaughter in Joe McKnight shooting death

Ronald Gasser found guilty of manslaughter in Joe McKnight shooting death”

It's insane to think that it's been over a year since Joe McKnight was shot and killed at age 28 during an "apparent road rage" incident in Terrytown, LA.

Goetz said Gasser told police he had taken the Gaulle exit to get home before, and that it was McKnight who shouldn't have been on that road based on where his supervisor testified he was going that day. Provoked by the incident, Gasser pursued McKnight, which ended in a confrontation and a fatal shooting. And based on the lack of gunshot residue on McKnight's shirt, it appears McKnight was more than three feet away when Gasser shot him, Scanlan said.

Gasser faced second-degree murder charges after he allegedly shot McKnight three times with a.40-caliber semi-automatic handgun in the Terrytown suburb of New Orleans. Defense attorney Goetz said he planned to file for an appeal, reports said.

During the trial, Gasser alleged that he shot McKnight when he lunged at him.

Gasser told detectives he shot McKnight three times since he feared for his life, saying McKnight was lunging into his vehicle. "On Dec. 1, 2016, Mr. McKnight had a lot of choices". Manslaughter is defined by law as the killing of a person in "sudden passion or heat of blood immediately caused by provocation sufficient to deprive an average person of his self-control and cool reflection".

Shannon Swaim, another assistant district attorney, summed up the case by telling jurors that Gasser had been the aggressor as the incident drew to a close.

The jurors were brought back into the courtroom while the judge read again the definitions of second-degree murder, manslaughter and negligent homicide, along with the circumstances required for each charge.

"What happened on that bridge was a challenge", Shute said.

Gasser's account of that incident to police 10 years ago differed wildly from the one Shilling told to jurors this week. "But that's Mr. Gasser's fault".

It was Gasser who followed McKnight off the General De Gaulle Drive exit from the bridge and continued the back-and-forth, rolling argument that began on the Mississippi River bridge, Shute said.

She said it appears McKnight's hand was inside Gasser's vehicle, resting on the passenger door when he was shot.

According to WDSU's Scott Walker, Gasser faces up to 40 years in prison.

Gasser is expected to be sentenced March 15.

Like this



27 January 2018
Eight Surprise Entrants We'd Like To See In 2018 Royal Rumble Match
According to media reports, WWE has something bigger in store for the former Money In The Bank victor at Wrestlemania 34. The Royal Rumble is just days away, coming to the WWE Network and PPV on Sunday, January 28.

27 January 2018
Air Force One's New Refrigerators Will Cost Nearly $24 Million
Defense One reported this week that two aging refrigerators on the aircraft will be replaced at a cost of nearly $ 24 million . Numerous contractors that work on the presidential jet also must maintain high-level security clearances.

27 January 2018
Flu season worst since 2009
More people are seeking care for flulike illness than at any time since the 2009 swine flu pandemic that swept the country. Dan Jernigan, in a call with reporters Friday. -Experts say the flu vaccine is only 15-20 percent effective this year.

27 January 2018
Magnum PI, Cagney & Lacey Reboots Get Pilot Orders from CBS
The original series won two best drama Emmys and six lead actress in a drama series trophies - four for Daly and two for Gless. At Sony TV, Hudgins and Mendelsohn previously worked together on the drama Game Of Silence , which Hudgins also wrote.

27 January 2018
McDonald's Corp.'s (MCD) "Market Perform" Rating Reiterated at Sanford C. Bernstein
Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and twenty-six have assigned a buy rating to the company's stock. Quantitative Systematic Strategies Limited Co accumulated 0.14% or 3,483 shares. (NYSE:SSD) was sold by Dankel Roger.

27 January 2018
More jobs cut at Wal-Mart's headquarters in Arkansas
Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 6,748,580 shares in the company, valued at $660,146,095.60. Finally, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. grew its position in shares of Wal-Mart Stores by 128.7% during the 3rd quarter.

27 January 2018
Giants brass convinced Shurmur right man for job
We're going to find out if some of those reasons were behind the scenes and get them fixed. He will have to get Beckham Jr. on his side while the star receiver awaits a new contract.

27 January 2018
Piper Jaffray Companies Reaffirms "Buy" Rating for Twenty-First Century Fox (FOXA)
On Thursday, December 21 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". 7,248 are owned by Victory Capital Mngmt Inc. Paul Marshall decreased its stake in Icici Bank (IBN) by 25.54% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

27 January 2018
Bucks rookie stunned, arrested at Walgreens in Milwaukee
Officers spoke with a 22-year-old man about the situation and, during the incident, a Taser was used and the man was arrested. Brown has made 21 appearances for Milwaukee this season, averaging 3.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 11.5 minutes per game.

27 January 2018
Doctor accused of wife's killing dies in jail
The drug enterprise, meanwhile, continued for years after the killing, until James Kauffman's June arrest. An officer told him an ambulance was on its way and that it's "just procedure" to make sure he's OK.