Cardell Hayes, the man convicted of manslaughter for the death of Saints player Will Smith in 2016, was given a conditional bond during a hearing on Thursday.
Hayes’ bond was set at $225,000 with conditions including weekly drug testing. Testing positive for any drugs, including marijuana, will revoke the bond. Hayes will also be placed under house arrest unless he has work scheduled. Hayes is also ordered to stay away from the victim’s family members.
Hayes’ verdict was thrown out after the Supreme Court ruled that the 10-2 split jury vote was unconstitutional. The court now says a unanimous jury is required for a conviction.