Police: Man charged with killing UConn player

(AP) - Police have charged a Connecticut man withthe murder of a University of Connecticut football player outside aschool-sanctioned dance, but his defense attorney says he was justtrying to break up

News 12 Staff

Oct 27, 2009, 11:28 PM

Updated 5,281 days ago

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Police: Man charged with killing UConn player
(AP) - Police have charged a Connecticut man withthe murder of a University of Connecticut football player outside aschool-sanctioned dance, but his defense attorney says he was justtrying to break up a fight.
Two others also were charged in the fight that led to thestabbing death of 20-year-old Jasper Howard, of Miami.
Police say 21-year-old John William Lomax III is charged withmurder and conspiracy to commit assault.
Police say they also charged 20-year-old Hakim Muhammad, ofBloomfield, with conspiracy to commit assault, and 21-year-oldJamal Todd with pulling a fire alarm that emptied the Oct. 18dance, triggering the fight.
Lomax's attorney says his client wasn't present when theargument started, but tried to break up the fight.


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