Crime

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

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 knew about the killing, as explained in this week's feature, "In the Hunt for Darrent Williams's Killer, the Cops Went on the Offensive Early." It's gripping stuff.

And that's not all. A sidebar, "The Evidence That Put Willie Clark Away," shows that the case against Clark wasn't cut-and-dried. That's also clear from Westword's day-by-day coverage of the trial, which captured all the drama as it happened. Read it here.

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Melanie Asmar is a staff writer for Westword. She joined the paper in 2009 and has won awards for her stories about education, immigration and epic legal battles. Got a tip? She'd love to hear it.
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