View Full Version : No Bail For Willy Clark but he enters a Non-Guilty Plea

02-20-2009, 09:50 PM
Just heard it on ESPN radio...looking for more info.

02-20-2009, 09:55 PM
i hope while he is locked up in county waiting for his trial date, a fellow inmate kills his ass, or that he gets raped every single day for the rest of his life.

02-20-2009, 09:55 PM
No bail for accused killer of Bronco
By Felisa Cardona
The Denver Post

Posted: 02/20/2009 04:41:15 PM MST
Updated: 02/20/2009 04:48:20 PM MST

Willie Clark, accused of killing Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams in a drive-by shooting, entered a not-guilty plea in Denver District court Friday afternoon. (THE DENVER POST | ANDY CROSS)Related Articles
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Report: Letter describes shooting of Broncos' WilliamsRemembering a BroncoDefense lawyers for Willie DeWayne Clark, the man accused of killing Denver Broncos player Darrent Williams, unsuccessfully tried to get him released on bail today by poking holes in testimony given by grand jury witnesses.

Denver District Judge Christina Habas entered a not-guilty plea on Clark's behalf after his attorneys argued they were not ready to do so because they needed to conduct more interviews with witnesses.

Clark, 26, was indicted by a grand jury on first-degree murder charges for the New Year's Day 2007 shooting of Williams.

The cornerback was killed by shots fired at his limousine from a passing Chevrolet Tahoe after he left The Shelter nightclub on 10th and Broadway. Two others in the limo were wounded.

The shooting followed an altercation between Williams' friends and another group of men.

During the hearing, Clark's defense lawyer, Darren Cantor, said a key witness against his client is Daniel "Ponytail" Harris, who was one of four men riding in the Tahoe that the shots came from.

Harris flew back to Denver from Cancun, Mexico months after the Williams shooting even though he faced federal drug charges.

Cantor said prosecutors offered Harris "the functional equivalent of $1 million" in exchange for his grand jury testimony, possibly referring to a plea deal in his federal drug case.

"Without the testimony of Daniel Harris, there could and would not be probable cause," Cantor said. "The theory of the case presented to the grand jury - particularly through the testimony of Daniel Harris - is that Willie Clark is the sole shooter of Darrent Williams. That is inconsistent with interviews and investigations that detectives did."

Cantor added that Harris' testimony before the grand jury is "untested," and that it should not be used as a standard to hold his client.

"Daniel Harris is a significant character in this prosecution and he says there is only one gun in the car," Cantor told the judge. "But Detective Martinez says there were two guns fired."

Cantor also challenged the validity of a letter that a witness who was in federal custody with Clark turned over to the Rocky Mountain News. The letter, reportedly written by Clark, says he fired shots at the limousine.

Cantor told the judge that the inmate who provided the letter has since said that he doesn't believe Clark is the shooter.

The judge said that Clark admitted that the handwriting in the letter is his and witness testimony to the grand jury corroborates information in the letter.

Habas said the grand jury transcripts met the standard for the purposes of the bail hearing.

"He is in danger of a jury finding a guilty verdict against him for first-degree murder," Habas said. "For that reason, I am denying bail."

Willie Clark was also indicted in the unrelated killing of Kalonniann Clark, a woman who was gunned down just before she was set to testify against Brian Kenneth Hicks, one of Clark's associates she had accused of trying to kill her.

Willie Clark and Kalonniann Clark are not related.
Kalonniann Clark, 28, was shot in the head in her apartment in December 2006, just a few weeks before Williams was killed.

02-20-2009, 09:56 PM
Anyone really surprised? You don't think he's going to just admit to doing it, do you?

Let's hope the prosecution has all their ducks in a row so he can be put away.