Arrests Made in UCONN Player's Death

An unidentified man has been arrested in connection with the stabbing of UCONN's Jasper Howard...


An unidentified man has been arrested in connection with the death of Jasper Howard, the UCONN football player who was fatally stabbed outside a school dance last Saturday. From ESPN

Attorney Deron Freeman declined to identify his client, but says the man and several others got into a fight "with about six" UConn football players early Sunday. Freeman says his client did not stab Jasper Howard, but was present when Howard was mortally wounded.

Freeman said police searched his client's home in Bloomfield and removed some items. Freeman said police told him that his client and others will be arrested.

"[Police] have indicated to me that they expect to get a warrant for his arrest," he said. "I'm not sure if I would say that he was in the wrong place at the wrong time, but I could say that he was not involved in the actual stabbing of Mr. Howard."

Another invidual, Johnny Hood of Hartford, was also arrested in connection with the fight but has not been charged with Howard's death.

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