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Witness testimony ends at trial of OSU basketball player Darrell Williams

Former teammate Keiton Page, current teammate Brian Williams and Darrell Williams' mother testify on Thursday.
BY ANTHONY SLATER, Staff Writer, aslater@opubco.com Published: July 19, 2012
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photo - Darrell Williams, right, a suspended Oklahoma State basketball player accused of sexually assaulting two women at a campus party, returns to the courtroom with one of his defense attorneys, Cheryl Ramsey, left, following a break in the first day of jury selection in his trial in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO104
Darrell Williams, right, a suspended Oklahoma State basketball player accused of sexually assaulting two women at a campus party, returns to the courtroom with one of his defense attorneys, Cheryl Ramsey, left, following a break in the first day of jury selection in his trial in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) ORG XMIT: OKSO104

STILLWATER — Witness testimony came to a close at the trial of Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams on Thursday afternoon, with the defense resting its case after a final group of witnesses took the stand.

Among those who testified were former teammate Keiton Page, current teammate Brian Williams, two witnesses who attended the party and Alex Williams, Darrell's mother.

Williams is facing four counts of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery, stemming from an incident that took place at an off-campus party on Dec. 12, 2010, where two women allege that Williams groped them and stuck his hands down their pants without consent.

The defense also called former OSU basketball player Jarred Shaw, under subpoena, but Shaw was not present. Throughout testimonies, Shaw's name came up as someone who was at the party and potentially could have been mistaken for Williams.

During an emotional testimony, Alex Williams spoke of a challenging childhood for Darrell in Chicago, with no father in his life. Fighting tears, she praised her son for remaining out of trouble, keeping a clean criminal record and making it out of Chicago despite the allures of its streets.

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