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Williams' family prepares for murder trial

The family of slain Denver Broncos cornerback Darrent Williams is hopeful their long journey for justice is about to end.

The murder trial of Denver area gang member Willie Clark is set to start this week in Denver. Clark is accused of gunning down Williams in the early hours of Jan. 1, 2007 after Williams hosted a New Year’s Eve party in downtown Denver. Williams was riding in a rented limousine at the time of his death. Williams was a popular second-year starting right cornerback for Denver.

Williams’ family spokesman Troy Asmus said several members of Williams’ family, including his mother Rosalind Williams, are expected to attend much of the trial. The family lives in Fort Worth, Texas. The trial may last more than two weeks.

“We’re just hoping and praying for the justice to come to light,” Asmus said. “The family needs closure.”