Former OSU basketball player Darrell Williams' fate may be decided Friday
BY KELLY HINES World Sports Writer
Friday, October 12, 2012
10/12/12 at 6:07 AM
After multiple delays, the fate of former Oklahoma State basketball player Darrell Williams could be determined Friday.
A Payne County judge is scheduled to decide whether to grant Williams a new trial or to proceed with sentencing.
Williams, 23, was convicted July 23 of two counts of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual assault.
The jury recommended one-year sentences for the rape convictions and no time for the assault.
Williams, who would have been a senior forward on the basketball team, has remained jailed since his conviction.
A year and 10 months have passed since the alleged incidents occurred at an off-campus party. Several delays were requested and granted for various reasons before the trial, and three have occurred since.
In the original motion for a new trial, Williams' attorneys cited eight reasons the conviction should be thrown out, including new evidence and the possibility Williams was misidentified.
The defendant's brief in support of the motion for a new trial was filed under seal Thursday, as was the state's response.
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