Alleged Killer Of Former Football Star Charged With Murder

David Hookstead | Contributor

Ronald Gasser has been officially charged with second degree murder in the shooting death of Joe McKnight.

Gasser was originally arrested on manslaughter charges after shooting McKnight in early December after a traffic altercation, which resulted in McKnight’s death. (SLIDESHOW: Johnny Manziel‘s Sister Loves Showing Off Lots Of Skin)

However, the charge has now been upgraded to second degree murder, according to TMZ Sports.

Joe McKnight #25 of the New York Jets returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Joe McKnight #25 of the New York Jets returns a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown in the third quarter against the Houston Texans at MetLife Stadium on October 8, 2012 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gasser’s bond has been raised another $250,000 to $750,000 total. (SLIDESHOW: This Supermodel Might Be The Sexiest NFL Girlfriend)

McKnight didn’t have an outstanding NFL career, but was a stud during his time at the University of Southern California. He was 28-years old at the time of his death.

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