OSU basketball player's rape trial delayed

STILLWATER — A judge has postponed the trial of an Oklahoma State basketball player accused of inappropriately touching two women at an off-campus party.

BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Modified: May 7, 2012 at 9:46 am •  Published: May 7, 2012
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STILLWATER — A judge has postponed the trial of an Oklahoma State basketball player accused of inappropriately touching two women at an off-campus party.

Darrell Williams was scheduled to go on trial Monday in Payne County District Court on four counts of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery. The case was postponed until July 2 because a defense attorney's elderly mother fell ill.

District Judge Phillip Corley announced the postponement as he was talking to a pool of more than 120 prospective jurors. Assistant District Attorney Jill Tontz says prosecutors were ready to start the trial but understand the need for the delay.

Two women allege that Williams groped them at an off-campus party in 2010.

Prior to his suspension, Williams averaged 7.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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