Sentencing for retired Saints star's killer reset for March

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Posted: Jan 31, 2017 12:08 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Sentencing for the man who fatally shot former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith has been postponed to March 27.

Prosecution and defense attorneys in the Cardell Hayes case agreed Tuesday to push back a sentencing in mid-February.

Smith was killed in a traffic confrontation in New Orleans last April. The 29-year-old Hayes claimed self-defense but a jury convicted him of manslaughter, and attempted manslaughter for wounding Smith's wife.

Prosecutors have said they'll seek the maximum 60-year sentence — 40 years for manslaughter, followed by 20 years for attempted manslaughter.