|Posted on 3/15/2018 11:02:00 AM.|
The man convicted in the road rage shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight was sentenced to 30 years in prison today. 56-year-old Ronald Gasser was facing 40 years for his manslaughter conviction. Legal Analyst Tim Meche says the publicity around the case led to a longer sentence.
"The fact it was a prominent nationally known person, figured in this thing," Meche said.
|Ronald Gasser, Joe McKnight, 30-years, John Curtis High School|
|Posted on 5/25/2017 10:48:00 AM.|
A state judge has ruled Ronald Gasser’s arrest in a similar road rage incident can be admitted in his trial in the shooting death of former-NFL player Joe McKnight. Legal analyst Tim Meche says like most states, Louisiana allows prior incidents of a similar nature into evidence if it is relevant. But he says in this case, it’s a stretch for the prosecutor.
|Tim Meche, Ronald Gasser, Joe McKnight, road rage|
|Posted on 2/6/2017 9:12:00 AM.|
The 55-year-old man accused of killing former-NFL player Joe McKnight entered a plea of not guilty to a charge of second-degree murder today. Ronald Gasser remains in the Jefferson Parish jail and faces life in prison if convicted.
Legal analyst Chick Foret says this is the first step in the criminal prosecution and we'll have to wait on a trial date.More
|Chick Foret, Ronald Gasser, Joe McKnight|
|Posted on 2/2/2017 5:12:00 PM.|
The man accused of killing former-NFL player Joe McKnight has been indicted for second-degree murder. 54-year-old Ronald Gasser was originally arrested for manslaughter on December 5, four days after the apparent road rage incident in Terrytown. Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand says the upgraded charge comes after the grand jury looked at all of the evidence.
|Newell Normand, Tim Meche, Ronald Gasser, Joe McKnight|
|Posted on 12/7/2016 3:36:00 AM.|
Ronald Gasser, the man accused of fatally shooting former NFL player and John Curtis star Joe McKnight last week, has been charged with manslaughter, so what will be the key factors in a likely trial? Legal analyst Tim Meche says Gasser’s testimony will be the biggest factor. He says if Gasser can explain a reasonable fear to the jury, he could be found not guilty.
|Tim Meche, Ronald Gasser, Joe McKnight|
|Posted on 12/6/2016 12:05:00 PM.|
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand held a press conference this morning to announce the arrest of 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, the man accused of killing former NFL player and John Curtis star Joe McKnight in a road rage incident last week. Normand explained the charge against Gasser.
|JPSO, Newell Normand, Ronald Gasser, Joe McKnight, road rage|
|Posted on 12/2/2016 3:35:00 PM.|
Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand held a news conference today to update the case of the death of former NFL player Joe McKnight during an apparent road rage incident. Multiple protests are taking place over the fact that the shooter, 54-year-old Ronald Gasser, was released claiming self defense.
|joe mcknight, newell normand, ronald gasser|
|Posted on 12/1/2016 5:34:00 PM.|
The football world is mourning the death of Joe McKnight, who was fatally shot in what authorities believe was a road rage incident in Jefferson Parish. McKnight was one of the top high school football players in the country coming out of John Curtis High School in 2006. His former high school coach, J.T. Curtis, is devastated by the slaying of the 28-year-old.
|Joe McKnight, road rage, J.T. Curtis, Terrytown, Jefferson Parish, Ronald Gasser|