Willie D. Clark Found Guilty for Darrent Williams Murder
Willie D. Clark Found Guilty on Thursday for the Murder of Denver Broncos Cornerback Darrent Williams
Wille D. Clark was found guilty today in the 2007 murder of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams. Clark was on trial for killing Williams and wounding two other people on New Year's Day 2007 outside the Shelter nightclub.
It is thought that Williams and the rest of his party were ambushed by at least two people in a Chevy Tahoe, and one of those was Willie D. Clark.
He was arrested and was facing 21 charges, such as two counts of first-degree murder and 16 counts of attempted murder, one for each person who survived in the limo that Darrent Williams was travelling in, according to The Denver Post.
Now that Clark has been found guilty he faces life in prison, but he still faces charges for another murder, a 2006 murder of Kalonniann Clark in an unrelated case against an associate of Clark's.
Many of Clark's former gang associates testified against Clark for plea agreements, including a key witness called Daniel 'Ponytail' Harris. He had a life sentence reduced to just five years for his specific testimony about how Clark was the only one who shot at the limousine.
Harris was the only witness to identify Clark as the man who shot at the Hummer limousine. Prosecutors said Clark was driving the white Tahoe, and shot a .40 caliber gun out the passenger window.
Clark's defense argued that he was a scapegoat for some drug dealers and said he was not even in the Tahoe. However, the judge and jury did not believe that case.