Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Jayson Williams to Use Mark Furhman Defense

According to the AP via Philly.com, based on an appellate court decision, former NBA "star" Jayson Williams "can use details about a racial slur uttered by an investigator in the manslaughter case" against him.
Williams was acquitted of aggravated manslaughter in 2004 but convicted on four counts of trying to cover up the 2002 shooting of a hired driver at Williams' Hunterdon County mansion. The jury deadlocked on a reckless manslaughter count...

The appeals court rejected prosecutors' arguments that the documents were irrelevant to Williams' pending retrial since the officer wasn't scheduled to testify and the information couldn't be used to attack his credibility...

The dispute over the slur has caused Williams' retrial, originally scheduled for January, to be pushed back.

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