Tahlequah Daily Press


August 24, 2012

AFTERNOON UPDATE: Former Oklahoma St. player's sentencing delayed

STILLWATER — A judge on Friday delayed sentencing for a former Oklahoma State basketball player convicted of sexual assaulting two women at an off-campus party so he can consider a motion for a new trial.

Darrell Williams, 22, was convicted last month of sexual battery and two counts of rape by instrumentation and was set to be sentenced on Friday. Jurors recommended one-year prison sentences for each of the rape counts. Williams was also acquitted of two additional counts of rape by instrumentation.

Judge Phillip Corley set a Sept. 14 hearing to consider Williams' motion for a new trial.

Prosecutors claim Williams groped two women at party after a home game in December 2010.

Defense attorneys claimed Williams was misidentified. As many as 80 people were at the party, including some of Williams' teammates who wore matching Oklahoma State warm-up suits. During Williams' trial, defense attorney Cheryl Ramsey also noted that neither woman suffered cuts or scratches and none of their clothing was torn.

See more in Sunday's Tahlequah Daily Press.

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