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Suspect Charged in Murder of UConn Football Player Jasper Howard

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Just one day after his friends, family members and teammates gathered in Miami for the funeral of murdered University of Connecticut football star Jasper Howard, police have made an arrest reports The Hartford Courant

21-year-old John Lomax is being held by police on $2 million bail and charged with the murder. Lomax was not a UConn student but grew up in the area. Police believe he attended the party with John Fitgerald Hood, who was previously arrested in the case for interfering with an officer and breaching the peace. 

Howard, a Miami native and graduate of Miami Edison High, was killed two Saturdays ago after attending a school sponsored dance. He had just helped the UConn football team win earlier in the day, when a fight break out and Howard was mortally stabbed in the stomach. Police have not yet been able to find the knife. 

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