Cardell Hayes, the man accused of murdering former Saints player Will Smith, was indicted Thursday (April 28) on a charge of second-degree murder. A New Orleans grand jury also indicted him in attempted second-degree murder of Smith's wife, Racquel, of aggravated criminal damage to a vehicle and on another charge of aggravated assault of Will Smith.

The indictment came during probable cause hearing scheduled at the same time, as witnesses called by the defense testified about the April 9 double shooting.

Hayes' attorneys John Fuller and Jay Daniels, who have criticized the investigation since Hayes' arrest at the Lower Garden District crime scene after the shooting, had subpoenaed 24 witnesses for the hearing -- including Smith's former teammate Pierre Thomas.