A Los Angeles County judge on Friday ordered Anthony Wayne Smith, a defensive lineman who played for the Oakland and Los Angeles Raiders from 1991-97, must stand trial for four murders.
Judge Lisa Chung ruled there was sufficient evidence for Smith to stand trial for the killings that came in a nine-year span.
Smith, 45, had already been tried for the 2008 death of Maurilio Ponce, who was found beaten and shot along a desert highway. A jury deadlocked 8-4 in April in favor of guilt, and in July while awaiting retrial, Smith was charged with the other murders. They were the 1999 killing of Kevin and Ricky Nettles and the 2001 killing of Dennis Henderson.
Defense attorney Daniel Evans said prosecutors have cited no credible motive in any of the cases. The cases will be combined into a single trial. The case returns to court for a hearing Oct. 29.
Justin Rose won the World Golf Final and $1.5 million in Belek, Turkey. He had a 5-under 66 to beat Lee Westwood by a shot. Rose led after birdieing No. 1. Tiger Woods, who lost Thursday to Rose, was reportedly paid a $3 million appearance fee and won $600,000 as a semifinalist.
Joey Logano claimed the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway (N.C.), passing Brad Keselowski with eight laps to go after taking on two tires and a splash of gas. Keselowski ended up 18th. Kevin Harvick was second.