The man who shot and killed ex-NFL RB Joe McKnight could be spending the rest of his life in a prison cell.
Ronald Gasser, 56, was just sentenced to 30 years behind bars, less than 2 months after he was found guilty of manslaughter in a Louisiana courtroom. The maximum sentence he faced was 40 years. Gasser was originally charged with 2nd-degree murder, but the jury elected for the lesser charge of manslaughter after more than 7 hours of deliberation back on Jan. 26.
McKnight, who played for the Jets and Chiefs from 2010-2014, was gunned down by Gasser during a road-rage incident on Dec. 1, 2016, which ended when Gasser shot McKnight three times through his passenger side window. Joe was only 28.
McKnight’s mother, Jennifer, gave a victim impact statement before the sentencing, saying — “That day, you didn’t have to do that. That didn’t have to happen. It hurts. It’s going to hurt a long time.”