Judge: No evidence can be released in Gasser case - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Judge: No evidence can be released in Gasser case

Ronald Gasser (Source: JPSO) Ronald Gasser (Source: JPSO)
GRETNA, LA (WVUE) -

The man charged with murder in the shooting death of former NFL player Joe McKnight was in court Thursday for a hearing on evidence in the case.

Ronald Gasser is charged with second-degree murder in McKnight's death.

Gasser appeared before Judge Ellen Kovach an orange jumpsuit. He was shackled for the hearing in which the Kovach granted a protective order for evidence in the case.

Under the ruling, no police reports or other types of evidence in the case can be made public by either side.

Gasser’s attorneys objected to the motion contending they want to keep their options open.

Investigators say Gasser shot McKnight on Behrman Highway in Terrytown in December after McKnight possibly cut him off on the road.

Gasser's attorneys today obtained forensics, and police reports they had not previously seen.

“I have yet to review the autopsy report or any of the information provided, that will be the next couple of days,” said Matthew Goetz. “I’m looking forward to finding, what if anything is in the autopsy report as far as bullet trajectories and toxicology.”

A pretrial conference is scheduled for March 10th.

Copyright 2017 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • Trending StoriesTrending StoriesMore>>

  • breaking

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    'Home Alone' dad John Heard dies at 72

    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:26 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:26:16 GMT
    Saturday, July 22 2017 10:40 AM EDT2017-07-22 14:40:37 GMT

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>

    John Heard appeared in numerous movies and television shows throughout a lengthy acting career, but it was his role as the father of Macauley Culkin's character in two "Home Alone" films that gained him notoriety.

    More >>
  • GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    GRAPHIC VIDEO: Teens mock drowning man

    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:14 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:14:47 GMT
    Thursday, July 20 2017 9:39 PM EDT2017-07-21 01:39:28 GMT

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    More >>

    Police say no laws were violated by five teens who made a video of a drowning man and posted it to social media. 

    More >>
  • Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Man admits he 'flung' infant son, causing his death

    Friday, July 21 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-07-21 10:33:52 GMT
    Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)Cody Bates (Source: LMDC)

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

    More >>

    Police responded to a call of an unresponsive three-month-old child on June 9 in an apartment complex in Fern Creek. Officials interviewed multiple people to find out how exactly Preston Amato died.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly