Defense is appealing judge's decision

Updated: April 15, 2004, 9:36 PM ET
Associated Press

SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- The judge in the Jayson Williams manslaughter trial refused to throw out the case against the former NBA star Thursday despite prosecutors' failure to turn over photographs and notes on the shotgun that killed a limousine driver.

The defense, which contends the gun misfired, had argued that the materials were critical to its case. The evidence, assembled by a prosecution weapons expert, was not turned over until after the defense had rested.

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