NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -New Jersey's Supreme Court will determine what role a racial slur will play in the reckless manslaughter retrial of former NBA star Jayson Williams.
The court said Tuesday it would hear oral arguments from prosecutors and defense attorneys. No date was set.
The slur was uttered by an investigator who didn't testify in Williams' first trial in 2004 and later retired.
Williams' attorneys want access to documents about the slur and a subsequent investigation. Prosecutors have argued the incident should not be part of the retrial.
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 Cavs vs. Raptors Game 4 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors even up the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Game 3 Pick Will the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Golden State Warriors be in a slugfest in Game 3 of the Western...
Thumbnail Cavs vs. Raptors Game 3 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors look to get back into the Eastern Conference Finals when they host the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 3 tonight at...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Cavs Game 2 Pick Can the Toronto Raptors bounce back after a poor showing against the Cleveland Cavaliers when the two meet in...
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Warriors Game 2 Pick After a loss in Game 1, the Golden State Warriors look to bounce back in Game 2 against the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight...
More inNBA Articles  

NBA Team Pages