NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -Jayson Williams' defense team will get access to additional details about a racial slur uttered by an investigator in the manslaughter case against the former NBA star.
In a ruling Tuesday, two state appellate judges sided with defense attorneys who sought documents related to the slur. One of the three judges dissented.
The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office says the slur was made in 2002 by a senior officer who did not testify at Williams' first trial and has since retired.
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. The jury deadlocked on a reckless manslaughter count.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Los Angeles welcomes Paul back to the lineup The Clippers finally have the whole band back together from injuries. Does that spell certain doom for a fatigued Charlotte club...
Thumbnail Pelicans vs. Thunder Prediction Are the Thunder a good bet to cover as a home favorite tonight against the Pelicans at 7:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Celtics vs. Pistons Prediction Will the Celtics beat the Pistons tonight as a small road favorite when the two teams clash at 6:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Trail Blazers vs. Raptors Prediction Are the Trail Blazers a good bet to cover the spread tonight as a road underdog versus the Raptors at 6:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Wizards Prediction Fresh off a loss in Philadelphia, will the Wizards rebound by beating the Jazz tonight at 5:00PM ET?

NBA Team Pages