John W. Lomax III, Hakim Muhammad & Jamal Todd Arrested in the Stabbing Death of UCONN Football Player Jasper Howard
21 year old John W. Lomax III, 20 year old Hakim Muhammad and 21 year old Jamal Todd have all been arrested in the stabbing death of UCONN football player Jasper Howard. Lomax was charged with murder and conspiracy to commit first degree assault, Muhammad was charged with conspiracy to commit first degree assault and Todd was charged with falsely reporting an incident and reckless endangerment for pulling the fire alarm.
Lomax’s attorney Deron Freeman, who was on his way back from a trip to Florida because of the arrest, said in a telephone interview that Lomax was arrested at about 9:30 a.m. at his job.
“I’m surprised, because my information is that my client had nothing whatsoever to do with the stabbing. … State police believe he knows more than he’s telling.”
Lomax’s silver Nissan Maxima was towed from the UConn campus by state police on the Sunday morning following the homicide, although at the time police did not say whether it had anything to do with the Howard case.
Not one of these individuals charged in connection with the murder and stabbing death of Jasper Howard that took place on the UCONN Storrs campus was a student of the University of Connecticut.
Lomax is being held on $2 million bond, Muhammad on $750K bond, while Todd was released on bail. Lomax and Muhammad are both expected to appear in court on October 28, 2009.