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Slur by employee focus of questioning

Updated: September 29, 2009, 7:20 PM ET
Associated Press

SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- Conflicting accounts emerged Tuesday about which prosecutors knew what -- and when they knew it -- about a racial slur uttered by an investigator in the manslaughter case against former basketball star Jayson Williams.

The dispute, which played out during a hearing in state Superior Court, goes to the heart of contentions by Williams' defense team that the investigation and prosecution were tainted by racial bias.

Williams, who retired in 2000 after nine seasons ...

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