Police charged a 21-year-old man with murder Tuesday in connection with the stabbing death of University of Connecticut cornerback Jasper Howard earlier this month.
John Lomax III, whose bail was set at $2 million, was also charged with conspiracy to commit assault, campus police officials said at a news conference Tuesday. Howard was stabbed in the abdomen in a fight after a student dance on the school's campus in Storrs, authorities said. He died at a hospital in Hartford.
Also arrested for their alleged role in the Oct. 18 killing were two other young men.
Hakim Muhammad, 20, faces a felony charge of conspiracy to commit assault, and his bail is set at $750,000, according to police. Jamal Todd, 21, was charged with a felony count of falsely reporting an incident and a misdemeanor count of reckless endangerment. He was released on a $5,000 bond, police said.