Cardell Hayes

New Orleans prosecutor wants the maximum sentence for the man who killed NFL player Will Smith. Cardell Hayes faces up to 60 year for his manslaughter conviction.

On Thursday, Hayes was indicted on one count of aggravated assault with a handgun and second-degree murder in the shooting death of Smith.

As the days go by, intrigue continues to shroud the death of former New Orleans Saint defensive end Will Smith, who died Saturday amid a hail of bullets after an altercation following a traffic accident.

Though there is little information to show the suspect, identified as Cardell Hayes, knew Will Smith prior to the shooting, something else links the two -- a New Orleans police officer.