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Ronald Gasser indicted in Joe McKnight shooting death

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New York Jets running back Joe McKnight looks on during training camp Wednesday Aug. 1, 2012 at SUNY-Cortland in Cortland, New York. Credit: Newsday / J. Conrad Williams, Jr.

GRETNA, La. — A New Orleans-area prosecutor says a grand jury has indicted the Louisiana man accused of killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight during a road rage dispute.

Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick says 55-year-old Ronald Gasser of Terrytown is charged with second-degree murder, which carries a mandatory life sentence if he’s convicted.

Connick says that as a result of the indictment, Judge June Darensburg increased Gasser’s bond from $500,000 to $750,000.

Authorities have said both McKnight and Gasser were driving erratically and yelling at each other before they stopped and McKnight walked to Gasser’s vehicle. They said when the 28-year-old McKnight confronted Gasser, who was still seated in his car, Gasser pulled out a gun and shot McKnight three times.

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