Rockville (WTNH) - The suspects accused in the death of UConn football star JasperHoward went before a judge today. The state is relying on thetestimony of witnesses.
John Lomax, 21, went before a judge wednesday charged withmurder, aledgedly stabbing 20-year-old Jasper Howard, killing thethe UConn football star on campus outside a school dance.
His attorney says Lomax didn't do it.
"They've got the wrong man," Deron Freeman, Lomax's attorney,said. "There are some facts and evidence that have come to myattention that leads me to believe they definitely ahve the wrongman."
In court Lomax didn't say anything. But he did talk to policebefore he was arrested.
"He was there on campus that night he told police. He has alsocooperated, submitted himself to questioning. He voluntarily letthem search his house and allowed them to have certain evidencethat they were looking for," Freeman said.
Lomax, along with his co-worker and now co-defendant, HakimMuhammad, 20, charged with conspiracy to commit assault, appearedin Rockville Superior court a day after he was arrested atwork.
"Investigators have located a number of witnesses that identifythis defendant as going to his co-defendant's car with hisco-defendant. Mr. Lomax is in the middle of what started out as avery minor altercation arming themselves with weapons knives,"Matthew Gedansky, state attorney, said.
Muhammad's attorney says witnesses didn't see his client doinganything wrong.
"There was one witness that saw my client with something thatlooked like a knife. Well I don't know, a pen looks like a knife,"Gerald Klein, Muhammad's attorney, said.
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