Police Make Arrests In UConn Football Player's Death

University of Connecticut Police announced on Wednesday several arrests in the stabbing death of student Jasper "Jazz" Howard, a senior cornerback on the school's football team.

The police said they arrested John W. Lomax III, 21, of Bloomfield, Conn. on charges of murder and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. Lomax was being held on the $2 million bail.

Two other individuals were also arrested. Hakim Muhammad, 20, also of Bloomfield, was arrested on charges of conspiracy to commit first-degree assault. Jamal Todd, 21, of Hartford, Conn., was arrested on charges of pulling a fire alarm during a campus party in the student union.

Jasper was involved in an altercation after the fire-alarm was pulled and that's when the fatal stabbing occurred.

Jasper died soon after the stabbing. His death attracted national attention, coming as it did after a Connecticut victory over Louisville in which a big defensive play by Howard contributed to the outcome.

His funeral was held yesterday in Miami with more than 1,700 people attending, including his University of Connecticut teammates.



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