New Jersey court weighs whether jury should have heard rap lyrics in attempted murder trial

  • by: DAVID PORTER , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 9, 2014 - 1:50 PM

TRENTON, N.J. — Vonte Skinner's graphic, violence-laced rap lyrics bore no relation to the shooting of a fellow drug dealer in 2005 and shouldn't have been introduced at his attempted murder trial, attorneys asserted Wednesday as New Jersey's Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that is being closely watched by civil liberties advocates.

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