UConn stabbing suspect free on bond

Updated: February 17, 2010, 8:55 AM ET
Associated Press

VERNON, Conn. -- One of two men charged with wielding knives in the fight that ended with the fatal stabbing of University of Connecticut football player Jasper Howard is free after posting bail.

State Department of Correction spokesman Brian Garnett says Hakim Muhammad's family posted the $450,000 bond on Friday.

Twenty-one-year Muhammad of Bloomfield faces numerous charges, including second-degree assault and conspiracy to commit first-degree assault.

Prosecutors allege Muhammad stabbed another football player, Brian Parker, who has recovered from his injuries.

Another man, 21-year-old John Lomax III of Bloomfield, is charged with killing Howard on Oct. 18, during the fight outside a university sanctioned dance at the student union. Lomax remains in prison on a $2 million bond.

Muhammad is due back in court on Friday.


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