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Attorney wants fall trial for man charged with stabbing UConn football player to death

The lawyer for a man accused of fatally stabbing University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard wants to take the case to trial this fall.Deron Freeman told The Associated Press on Tuesday he plans to file a speedy-trial motion for John Lomax III in Rockville Superior Court and is hoping for a trial in late September or October."Mr. Lomax has always maintained his innocence in this case and has refused to enter any plea negotiations," Freeman said. "We would like to go to trial as soon as possible."Lomax, of Bloomfield, is accused of killing Howard, a 20-year-old cornerback from Miami, last Oct. 18 during an on-campus fight between a group of football players and a group that included Lomax.According to an arrest warrant affidavit, Lomax and a friend, Hakim Muhammad, retrieved knives from a car during the altercation, which occurred outside a school-sanctioned dance at the student union.Muhammad is accused of stabbing former UConn player Brian Parker during the fight, and he f...

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