DA Paul Connick’s statement on the conviction in Joe McKnight’s death

We offer our most sincere condolences to the McKnight family and hope they can find peace in knowing that justice has been served in this case. We also want to thank the jurors for their service and incredible attentiveness they spent following the evidence.

  • District Attorney Paul D. Connick Jr.

Assistant District Attorneys Shannon Swaim and Seth Shute speak to news media following Ronald Gasser’s conviction of manslaughter for killing former NFL running back Joe McKnight on Dec. 1, 2016 in Terrytown. After hearing testimony over six days, the jury returned with its verdict on Jan. 26, 2018. Judge Ellen Kovach of the 24th Judicial District Court ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set the sentencing for March 15.