On Friday, October 12, 2012, Judge Phillip Corley gave Darrell Williams two one-year suspended sentences for sexually assaulting a pair of Caucasian women at an off-campus party in 2010. Darrell has been in the Payne County jail for 80 days, which Judge Phillip Corley counted as time served. Darrell was released and has registered as a sex offender and will have a felony conviction on his record. An innoncent man life has been stripped away!! Darrell has been wrongly convicted and he needs your support. Here are the known facts about his case that were not evaluated:
- Despite the accusers’ claims that they struggled mightily to fend off the 6’8″ power forward, there was no physical evidence of the assaults — no torn clothing, bruises or scratches.
- No independent witnesses among the 80 party-goers testified that Darrell attacked the women or behaved inappropriately. Prior to the party, he had a spotless record a 4.0 GPA and was named to the Big 12 Academic Team. His family, coaches, teammates, OSU students and area residents have rallied to support him.
- Darrell passed two lie-detector tests. He also twice refused two plea deals because, he said, he would not admit to a crime he did not commit.
- One of the accusers had a long history of emotional problems that required hospitalization and had called the cops at least once to falsely report that her brother had battered her. She also have been arrested three times for theft and other charges. The other accuser, whose psychological counseling records have also been subpoenaed, confused Darrell for a teammate when searching for $10 and her ID.
- Both women identified Darrell from a team photo shown by police saying “I think that’s him“, a discredited method for selecting suspects that is especially flawed in cross-racial identification cases.
But, discounting the evidence of Darrells’ innocence, Judge Corley rejected defense motions for a new trial. “There is not enough substantial evidence to grant a new trial,” the judge ruled.
Asked by the judge if he had anything to say before pronouncing sentence, Darrell said proud and loud: “I’m innocent. I didn’t do anything.”
Darrell needs your support and prayers as he appeal the charge that he was wrongly given. Darrell is fighting for his freedom and his innocence. If you would like to support Darrell Williams, please click on SUPPORT to Donate and post your best wishes.
Thank you for your prayers and continuous support,
The Williams Family