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Lawyers seek to overturn Williams convictions

Attorneys for Jayson Williams say the retired NBA star's convictions related to a fatal shooting should be thrown out because of racial bias and prosecutorial misconduct.
/ Source: PhillyBurbs.com

Attorneys for Jayson Williams say the retired NBA star's convictions related to a fatal shooting should be thrown out because of racial bias and prosecutorial misconduct.Williams was found guilty in 2004 of four counts of covering up the shooting of a hired driver at his central New Jersey mansion more than seven years ago.In 2007, the Hunterdon County Prosecutors Office disclosed that an investigator in the case used a racial slur in reference to Williams in 2002.Williams' attorneys argued in court Monday that the failure to disclose the remark before the trial, along with other actions by former prosecutor Steven Lember, constitute misconduct.The state is arguing that the slur had no effect on the cover-up convictions.