Friday, January 30, 2015
Current Weather
Loading Current Weather....
Published: Tuesday, 10/27/2009

Police: 3 arrested in fight that killed UConn player; 1 of them is charged with murder


STORRS, Conn. — Police: 3 arrested in fight that killed UConn player; 1 of them is charged with murder.

Article appeared in earlier versions of toledoblade.com

Lawyer: Client charged with murder of UConn player

STORRS, Conn. — A defense attorney says his client has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a University of Connecticut football player.

Deron Freeman says his client, John William Lomax, of Bloomfield, was arrested and charged with the murder of 20-year-old Jasper Howard.

Police have not commented, but have scheduled an early afternoon conference to announce what they call "significant developments" in the investigation

Freeman says he's surprised his client is charged with murder. He says he was first told that Lomax would be charged only in the fight that led to Howard's Oct. 18 death, not with the stabbing itself.

Howard, a starting cornerback whose nickname was Jazz, was stabbed outside a university-sanctioned dance.

Recommended for You

Guidelines: Please keep your comments smart and civil. Don't attack other readers personally, and keep your language decent. If a comment violates these standards or our privacy statement or visitor's agreement, click the "X" in the upper right corner of the comment box to report abuse. To post comments, you must be a Facebook member. To find out more, please visit the FAQ.