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July 8, 2012

Trial for suspended Oklahoma State men's basketball player expected to start Monday

STILLWATER, Okla. — A trial for suspended Oklahoma State University basketball player Darrell Williams is scheduled to begin Monday in Payne County District Court.

Williams, 22, is charged with four counts of rape by instrumentation and one count of sexual battery stemming from an incident at a 2010 party in Stillwater.

Two women accused him of putting his hands down their pants at a Stillwater house party in December 2010. Williams, a senior forward, was suspended from the Cowboys basketball team on Feb. 7, 2011, the day he was charged.

His trial was scheduled to begin July 2. The trial was postponed until July 9. A witness for the state won’t be in the country until then, Payne County District Judge Phillip Corley said. The new start date also prevented the trial from being interrupted by Independence Day, he said.

According to court records, about 20 people, including Marshall Moses, a former teammate, have been served subpoenas to be witnessess.

In May, defense attorney Willie Baker said he expected OSU men’s basketball coach Travis Ford to testify in Williams’ behalf.

 

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