Ronald Gasser, the man who shot and killed former NFL and USC running back Joe McKnight, will spend the next 30 years in prison.
The story was first reported by WGNO in New Orleans.
Gasser received less than the maximum sentence. He faced up to 40 years behind bars after his conviction of manslaughter in January of this year.
The now prisoner shot McKnight three times in a road rage incident in Dec. 1, 2016. He was arrested on Dec. 5, 2016.
McKnight was drafted in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft out of USC. He played four seasons in the NFL with the New York Jets and Kansas City Chiefs.
Joe McKNight's mother leave the courtroom in tears after giving her statement. Looking at Ronald Gasser she said You took my son from me. "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."
— Paul Murphy (@PMurphyWWL) March 15, 2018
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