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Darrent Williams

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2014

    Tim Kelley, high-profile Denver cop, busted for child porn

    Tim Kelley has worked on a number of high-profile cases during his nineteen years with the Denver Police Department, including the murder of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams on New Year's Day 2007. Now, however, Kelley, 49, is receiving press coverage as an alleged perpetrator of crime, n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2013

    Willie Clark's mom says prison officials won't tell her where they moved her son

    This week's cover story, "Blue in Orange," is about Willie Clark, who was convicted in 2010 of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams. Clark is now appealing that conviction and is also fighting prison officials in court to get himself out of solitary confinement, where he's been kept ... More >>

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    November 7, 2013
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    November 7, 2013

    Willie Clark: Read our previous coverage of the Darrent Williams murder case

    Should Willie Clark, who was convicted of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, be kept in solitary confinement in prison? That's the question at the heart of this week's cover story, "Blue in Orange," which also details Clark's criminal appeal. Clark says that he's innocent and fur ... More >>

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    September 16, 2010
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    July 23, 2010

    Elvis Dumervil: Here to stay, despite teammate Darrent Williams's 2007 murder

    Elvis Dumervil​ Back when former Bronco Brandon Marshall was considering leaving Denver, the Denver Post posited that it was because he was haunted by the 2007 murder of teammate Darrent Williams. Marshall was with Williams the night he died and testified at the trial of Williams' killer, Will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder: Anderson, Jackson-Keeling sentenced to year in prison

    Mario Anderson.​ Two associates of Willie Clark, who was convicted in March of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams's 2007 murder, were sentenced today to a year in prison each for refusing to testify at his trial, despite the fact that prosecutors say they were with Clark when he shot into Wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Darrent Williams trial: Mario Anderson, Kataina Jackson-Keeling skip court, warrants issued

    A warranted man.​Update, 4:32 p.m.: DA's Office spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough says today's scheduled hearing was continued to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday. Previous update and item below. Update, 12:13 p.m.: Mario Anderson and Kataina "Markie" Jackson-Keeling, who didn't show up on time for a sentenci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Willie Clark associates' guilty pleas: What were they pleading to?

    Kataina "Markie" Jackson-Keeling.​Can any conclusions be drawn from the plea deals accepted by two associates of Willie Clark, who's been sentenced to more time than he could possibly serve for murdering Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams in 2007? Maybe -- but prosecutor Tim Twining says doin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2010

    Willie Clark's associates sort of admit to maybe lying to the grand jury about the case

    Kataina "Markie" Jackson-Keeling.​Two alleged associates of Willie Clark, who's currently serving a life sentence plus 1,152 years for murdering Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams in 2007, admitted in court yesterday that they were in contempt when they refused to testify at Clark's trial ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder: Willie Clark's sentencing (live post)

    Darrent Williams, left, and Willie Clark, the man convicted of killing him.​Editor's note: Melanie Asmar covered today's sentencing of Willie Clark, who was convicted of murdering former Bronco Darrent Williams. To follow the event in chronological order, read from the bottom up, and click her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Nuggets can't win game six against Jazz using formula for game five win

    Carmelo had help last night -- but will it continue?​In a Monday post in which I argued that the Nuggets were bound for a first-round playoff loss, I predicted that they'd win game five at home -- which they did last night, 116 to 102. The results were enough to prompt upbeat comments from KE ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder: New trial bid rejected, Willie Clark sentencing Friday

    Darrent Williams, left, and Willie Clark, the man convicted of killing him.​Last week, Westword's Melanie Asmar reported that lawyers for Willie Clark, who was convicted last month of killing former Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, had asked for a new trial based on alleged irregula ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial: Could juror shenanigans mean a new trial for Willie Clark?

    Darrent Williams, left, and Willie Clark, the man convicted of killing him.​Lawyers for Willie Clark, who was convicted last month of killing Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams in 2007, are asking for a new trial. Among other violations, they say jurors discussed whether Clark was guilty befo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial: Judge to allow live broadcast of Willie Clark's sentencing

    Willie Clark (right) was convicted last month of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams on New Year's Day 2007.​Will Willie Clark be sentenced to life in prison for murdering Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams in a drive-by in 2007? If he is, Denver will know immediately. Telev ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010
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    March 25, 2010
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    March 24, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial: Why did a jury find Willie Clark guilty?

    Willie Clark (right) was convicted of killing Darrent Williams in 2007.​How did Denver police go about charging Willie Clark with the 2007 murder of Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams? By using witnesses' own criminal charges as a "vice grip" that convinced them to tell the cops what they kne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial, day thirteen: Willie Clark found guilty

    Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007.​ Westword is covering the trial of Willie Clark, accused of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early on New Year's Day 2007. The m ... More >>

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    March 10, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial, day twelve: Another dismissed alternate juror would have voted to acquit

    Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007.​ Westword is covering the trial of Willie Clark, accused of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early on New Year's Day 2007. The m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial, day five: Bullets and blood

    Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007.​ Westword is covering the trial of Willie Clark, accused of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early on New Year's Day 2007. The m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial, day one: Opening statements and denials of Willie Clark's guilt

    Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007​ Westword is covering the trial of Willie Clark, accused of murdering Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams early on New Year's Day 2007. The mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial: A preview of the trial of accused killer Willie Clark

    Tomorrow, a jury of eighteen Denver County residents will begin to hear evidence that Willie Clark killed Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams on New Year's Day 2007. They'll also hear evidence that he didn't, in a trial that's expected to take two weeks and include testimony from convicted ga ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2010

    Brandon Marshall wants out of Denver because of Darrent Williams's murder? Are you kidding?

    Another day, another theory.​Brandon Marshall has been sending out so many mixed signals about potentially signing a new contract with the Broncos that even he probably doesn't know what he wants at this point. Note that during Pro Bowl week, he declared his love for Denver -- but upon being ... More >>

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    February 22, 2010

    Darrent Williams murder trial: For jury selection, security is ultra-tight, the press pool only fits one, and the audio feed in the overflow room isn't working

    Prosecutors say Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (left) was shot and killed by 26-year-old Willie Clark (right) on New Year's Day 2007​ Update, 7:38 p.m.: Ten men and eight women were chosen today to sit on the jury in the Willie Clark case. Clark, 26, is accused of killing Broncos ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2009

    Suspicions confirmed: Brandon Marshall on record as hating Denver

    Brandon Marshall, in an image from Channel 7's website. Just when you thought serial abuser Brandon Marshall couldn't become any less sympathetic, voila! Along comes something else to make the Broncos receiver look like a churlish, entitled moron. Thanks for the latest evidence goes to Tony Kovale ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2008

    Mile High Makeout: The eve of destruction

    If you've been hibernating, you haven't heard about what happened outside of Vinyl last weekend. The one and only E-40 -- one of my favorite rappers -- played a set, after which five people were shot on Broadway. It is always sad and disturbing when violence erupts in the music community. What surpr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Charges in the Darrent Williams murder: How strong is the case?

    Willie Clark. Word that Willie Clark, a longtime suspect in the slaying of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams, had been charged with the crime, triggered sighs of relief throughout the community. But should we feel confident that justice will finally, belatedly be done? The evidence as lai ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008

    Broncos' go-to lawyer also reps gangster linked to Darrent Williams murder

    Slain Bronco Darrent Williams. CompleteColorado.com carries an interesting story today about high-powered defense lawyer Harvey Steinberg, the attorney the Broncos organization often calls on when players find themselves in legal trouble. Steinberg, it turns out, also represents notorious gangster ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 2, 2008

    It's a Crime

    An Aurora Central Library program explores social deviance.

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    Murdered for a Jacket, Remembered Tonight

    Long before the Denver Crip set known as the Tre Tres became notorious for a link to the still unsolved murder of Denver Bronco Darrent Williams almost a year ago, they forever changed the life of Cathy Maestas for the worse. Maestas’s son, Geranimo, was 16 on this day in 1993. He was walking dow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2007

    The Denver Post's Woody Paige at His Most Gag-Inducing

    As longtime Denver Post readers know, there's good sentimental Woody Paige and there's bad sentimental Woody Paige. The former is epitomized by "Little Sis Model of Courage," a moving December 2006 eulogy for his sister, who had just died of cancer. And "Williams' Grave Needs Our Help," which appear ... More >>

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    June 1, 2007

    Troy Chavez Memorial Peace Garden

    Society’s unseen illnesses are often easy for the mainstream to ignore, the “what-can-I-do” syndrome. Gang-bangin’ is one such illness, for which the only cure is community. This community, however, seemingly forgot about gang-bangin’ until Denver Bronco Darrent Williams lost his life to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2007

    Who's Counting?

    There's plenty about the murder of Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams (pictured) that doesn't add up -- and the folks at KOA appear to be as confused as anyone. On May 29, the station ran spots promoting an update about the Williams investigation, with the announcer expressing astonishment ... More >>

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    February 27, 2007
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    February 22, 2007

    Crusade

    A sports columnist is risking the ire of readers by writing about gangs -- and criticizing local media for not adequately covering the topic.

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    February 2, 2007

    Remember Darrent Williams

    Remember Darrent Williams this weekend. The Denver Broncos didn't make the playoffs, much less the Super Bowl, but the Mile High cornerback with the frohawk who was shot to death on January 1 deserves some recognition from da Bears, the Colts, the NFL and all fans. The stage is set, the world will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    A Score for the Rev

    Nice to see the Denver Broncos kicking down some cash in the memory of Darrent Williams, in hopes of steering kids away from the gangster path that his killers apparently chose. This week, the team committed $50,000 to Reverend Leon Kelly's Open Door Youth Gang Alternatives, with a matching $50,00 ... More >>

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    January 29, 2007

    Carmelo Cameo

    An anonymous individual angry over gang violence has been posting fliers denouncing Carmelo Anthony. This weekend, crude Xerox copies were taped to light poles and newspaper boxes in and around the Golden Triangle, the Central Denver neighborhood where Denver Bronco Darrent Williams was gunned down ... More >>

  • News

    January 25, 2007

    The Shrining

    Fans remember Darrent Williams.

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    January 23, 2007

    More Messages: Sources Say

    The new-look Rocky Mountain News debuted today, and there's plenty to say about it; the design, and the reasons behind the changes, will be explored in a future edition of the Message. But lost amid the hoopla over the tabloid's tweaked appearance (symbolized by the cover, seen here) was the curious ... More >>

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    January 22, 2007

    Gone, Not Forgotten

    Within hours of the death of Darrent Williams, an imprompu shrine sprang up where the Denver Bronco had been shot, with fans leaving candles, notes, flowers, teddy bears, an empty can of Bud Light and jerseys -- including one tattered orange Bronco shirt accompanied by this note: "This is my old luc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2007

    First Lady Moving and Hauling

    Yesterday afternoon, after making my daily pass by the Darrent Williams shrine, I drove by the old Ritter/O'Brien campaign headquarters at 11th and Bannock. And what did I see but First Lady Jeannie Ritter, loading furniture into the big, green family van. Not supervising -- although she had a few h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2007

    Shrine On

    The unofficial Darrent Williams shrine at 11th and Speer not only survived the most recent snowstorm, but it's grown. Mourners who marched from the Shelter, the club at 1037 Broadway where Williams was partying on New Year's Eve, to the site of the shooting left more flowers, more cards, more poems, ... More >>

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    January 5, 2007

    The Shrining

    A few hours after news broke that Darrent Williams had been shot dead, people started leaving tributes to the Bronco at the scene of the shooting — hats, signs, cards, flowers. Keith Schrum, associate curator of manuscripts at the Colorado Historical Society, decided to take a look at the unof ... More >>

  • News

    January 4, 2007

    A Bumpy Ride

    They promised a hot party. They didnt say how hot it would get.

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    January 3, 2007
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    January 3, 2007

    Darrent Williams: Party Down

    December turned Denver into a giant snow globe, sealed off and insulated from the rest of the world -- but with a whole lotta shaking going on. Especially at the corner of 11th and Speer Boulevard, where Bronco Darrent Williams was shot dead early New Year's Day. He was in a stretch Hummer limo wit ... More >>

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