Widow of Former NFL Star Will Smith Files Lawsuit Against Husband’s Killer

Racquel Smith has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the man who killed her husband and former New Orleans Saints star Will Smith.

Nola.com reports, Smith is suing Cardell Hayes on behalf of both herself and Smith’s succession.

Hayes was convicted of manslaughter in Smith’s death and of attempted manslaughter for wounding Racquel Smith on April 9, 2016. The 29-year-old still awaits his sentencing.

The lawsuit also targets the companies that insured the cars owned by the Smiths and Hayes.

At his trial in December, Hayes argued that he fired in self-defense after inadvertently colliding with Smith’s vehicle.