OSU basketball player Darrell Williams' case handed over to jury

BY ANTHONY SLATER, Staff Writer, aslater@opubco.com Published: July 23, 2012
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Closing arguments have ended and the case of Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams was submitted to the jury on Monday afternoon.

Williams, 22, is charged with four counts of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery stemming from an alleged incident that took place on Dec. 10, 2010 at an off-campus party.

During her closing remarks, Assistant District Attorney Jill Tontz summarized her case, lamenting the fact that the alleged victims have never wavered from their identification of Williams.

“This is a case about Darrell Williams getting what he wanted at all costs,” Tontz opener her argument, later stating, “Darrell Williams picked the wrong girls, he picked the wrong girls, it's that simple.”

Supporting Williams in the courtroom were a number of his current teammates, coach Travis Ford and athletic director Mike Holder. Williams' family and friends, including his mother Alex, were also present.

Once Tontz concluded her remarks, Williams' defense attorney Willie Baker spoke to the jurors. Baker talked about the number of character witnesses who willfully testified on Williams behalf, painting him as a high-honesty, high-character person.

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