Cardell Hayes Sues Will Smith’s Widow & Estate
Just when you think you’ve heard it all….
Cardell Hayes, the man who shot and killed former NFL star Will Smith and injured his wife during a road rage incident last April, has now filed a civil suit against his widow, Raquel Smith, Will’s estate, and others for emotional distress and loss of enjoyment of life.
In the suit, Hayes says Smith was very drunk when he began dangerously taunting him on the road that night … culminating in Hayes slamming his car into Smith’s vehicle.
Hayes says Smith threw a drink in his face and punched him while one of Smith’s associates tried to club him with a weapon.
Hayes says Smith went back to his car, grabbed a gun and shot at him multiple times.
Cops say they found a loaded gun in Smith’s car that night — but prosecutors had said there’s no evidence he ever fired it during the altercation.
Hayes was eventually convicted of manslaughter and could face up to 40 years in prison. Sentencing is set for later this month.
Meantime, Hayes is suing the Smiths in civil court for the assault, severe emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life and more.
Surprisingly, Will Smith’s estate could be found liable despite the fact that Cardell Hayes killed him.
Digest that slowly…