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Alleged Killer Of Joe McKnight Indicted On Second-Degree Murder Charge

The man accused of killing former USC running back Joe McKnight has been indicted.

Police arrested Ronald Gasser in December on a manslaughter charge. Gasser admitted to shooting and killing McKnight after the two exchanged words in a road rage incident on Dec. 1.

According to WDSU, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul D. Connick Jr. made the announcement of Gasser's indictment after the grand jury's decision on Thursday.

From WDSU:

A representative with the Jefferson Parish public defender's office said in December that Gasser was assigned an attorney and his bond was set at $500,000.

The district attorney's office said that after reviewing additional evidence, investigators were able to make the second-degree murder indictment.

Gasser faces life in jail with hard labor and without the possibility of parole, probation or suspension of sentence if he is found guilty. His bond was increased to $750,000 by the the 24th Judicial District Court.

McKnight was 28-years-old.