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Jasper Howard's killer gets 18-year term

Updated: April 8, 2011, 12:46 PM ET
Associated Press

VERNON, Conn. -- The man who fatally stabbed University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard during an on-campus fight in 2009 tearfully apologized to Howard's family Friday as he was sentenced to 18 years in prison.

John Lomax III, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit with his hands and feet shackled, sobbed loudly as he told Howard's family that he regretted what he did.

"I know it hurts. I know it hurts," Lomax said to Howard's relatives and friends in a courtroom packed ...

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