A famous NFL running back was gunned down in his vehicle by another man. Joe McKnight, the famous running back who played college ball at USC, and later for the New York Jets, died at age 28.
Now, there is some major news about his murder. Ronald Gasser, the man who pulled the trigger and fatally shot McKnight, was just sentenced to 30 years in prison. He faced a maximum sentence of 40 years at the time of his sentencing.
McKnight -- who played for the Jets and Chiefs from 2010-2014 -- was gunned down by Gasser during a road-rage incident on Dec. 1, 2016, which ended when Gasser shot McKnight 3 times through his passenger side window, reported TMZ.
McKnight's own mother spoke out at the trial. She read a victim impact statement that was extremely moving.
"That day, you didn't have to do that. That didn't have to happen. It hurts. It's going to hurt a long time," she said.
McKnight's wife also said, "It will be my life's mission to make sure my son, Jaiden, doesn't grow up with hate for you. Not because you don't deserve it, but because he should not have hate in his heart."
Gasser's lawyers are trying for a new trial in the case. For now, this hopefully brings some closure to the family of McKnight. Please join us in praying for his entire family.
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