Guilty Verdict Returned in Darrent Williams Slaying

Thursday, Mar 11, 2010  |  Updated 3:18 PM CDT
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Guilty Verdict Returned in Darrent Williams Slaying

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Suspected gang member Willie Clark has been found guilty of murder in the shooting death of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams.

A Denver jury returned the verdict Thursday after deliberating for a day and a half.

Clark could face a sentence of life in prison. There was no immediate word on a possible appeal.

Williams, a one-time star at Fort Worth's O.D. Wyatt High School, was killed on New Year's Day 2007. Prosecutors said Clark fired the fatal shots from an SUV that pulled up beside a rented limo carrying Williams and some friends.

Prosecutors said Clark was angry over an altercation involving friends of Williams and friends of Clark in a nightclub just before the shooting.

Defense attorneys said Clark was being made a scapegoat and wasn't in the SUV.

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