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Originally posted by Osobad28
it was flat out a total accident....the gun malfunctioned...therefor he didnt deserve aggrivated manslaughter so tahts why he "got off". HE will get what he deserved for acting somewhat careless, proly like 5 years.
NEWARK, N.J. -- A New Jersey appeals court ruled Friday that former NBA star Jayson Williams can be retried on a reckless manslaughter charge in the shooting death of a limousine driver at the athlete's mansion.
The retired New Jersey Nets star had sought to avoid a second trial, contending it would be double jeopardy.
Williams, 38, has been free on bail since his April 2004 conviction on four charges stemming from an attempt to cover up the 2002 shooting. The jury acquitted Williams of the most serious offense, aggravated manslaughter, but deadlocked on a charge of reckless manslaughter.
Williams spokeswoman Judy Smith said the athlete will appeal the ruling. Prosecutor Steven C. Lember did not immediately return a call.