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Affidavit describes what led to fight

Updated: November 10, 2009, 6:19 PM ET
Associated Press

VERNON, Conn. -- Two men charged in the fight that led to the stabbing death of University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard told police it began when one of Howard's teammates disrespected a woman at a school-sanctioned dance, according to an affidavit released Tuesday.

The affidavit charges 21-year-old John Lomax III with murder in Howard's Oct. 18 death.

The 21-page document includes an array of witness statements, some of them contradictory, about the deadly encounter ...

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