From the NY Post:
Lawyers for ex-NBA star Jayson Williams want to withdraw from his New Jersey manslaughter case, saying they’ve been unable to communicate with him.
But Williams told Somerset County Judge Edward Coleman yesterday he wants them to continue, given the amount of money he’s paid them.
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Coleman reserved decision and scheduled a Jan. 11 hearing on the issue.
That date already had been set for jury selection in Williams’ retrial for the February 2002 shotgun killing of limo driver Costas “Gus” Christofi in Williams’ Alexandria Township mansion.
Williams’ behavior has been increasingly erratic over the past year as he has weighed pleading guilty in the long-pending case and serving a relatively brief prison sentence.