Judge in Williams' Manslaughter Trial Will Not Face Sanctions

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

A New Jersey Supreme Court justice will not face sanctions for revealing the name of an investigator in the Jayson Williams manslaughter case. The name had been under seal.

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office had filed an ethics
complaint against Justice Roberto Rivera-Soto.

The identity of William Hunt, the former investigator, had been
kept under seal since 2007 when Hunterdon County prosecutors
divulged that an employee had used a racial slur to describe
Williams in 2002.

During Supreme Court oral arguments last month, Rivera-Soto
referred to the investigator as "Captain Hunt." Hunt's attorney,
William Courtney, later confirmed his client as the officer in
question.

Rivera-Soto said he was not aware of the sealing order at the
time.


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